first sight

See: discovery
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You have heard of beautiful young ladies falling in love at first sight, and have thought it natural enough.
De Courcy; I am really delighted with him; he is full as handsome, I think, as Mainwaring, and with such an open, good-humoured countenance, that one cannot help loving him at first sight.
That is the best part of beauty, which a picture cannot express; no, nor the first sight of the life.
But the danger was past--they had landed at last, With their boxes, portmanteaus, and bags: Yet at first sight the crew were not pleased with the view, Which consisted to chasms and crags.
And with some of you there is hatred at first sight.
The train crossed by a bridge of boats, and at first sight it looked quite fine.
For a few minutes I thought I wasn't going to like Janet as much as I had expected at first sight.
This book has grown out of an attempt to harmonize two different tendencies, one in psychology, the other in physics, with both of which I find myself in sympathy, although at first sight they might seem inconsistent.
But this sort of sickness used to pass off with the first sight of a familiar landmark.
At first sight, Pfuel, in his ill-made uniform of a Russian general, which fitted him badly like a fancy costume, seemed familiar to Prince Andrew, though he saw him now for the first time.
The haste with which he came to our releif so soon after the receipt of our Note, spoke so greatly in his favour that I hesitated not to pronounce him at first sight, a tender and simpathetic Freind.
Then your wish is easily granted, for there is your first sight of the moor," said Dr.