by sight

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Definition of by sight

: on the basis of one's looks I know her by sight but not by name.

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“By sight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20sight. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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