at first sight

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The store of nutriment laid up within the seeds of many plants seems at first sight to have no sort of relation to other plants.
Turning to the secular brothers and sisters of these peasant ecclesiastics, at first sight so strongly contrasted with them, M.
They sang his praises, told him what they had thought of his story at first sight, what they subsequently thought, what their wives and families thought; but not one hint did they breathe of intention to pay him for it.
At first sight, Mary's Scotch friends hardly knew her again.
The whole picture, as reflected in the glass, represents a woman of some elegance, rather too pale, and rather too sedate and serious in her moments of silence and repose--in short, a person who fails to strike the ordinary observer at first sight, but who gains in general estimation on a second, and sometimes on a third view.
And from that single experience of half an hour I have ever since been convinced of the reality of love at first sight.
At first sight the two sons of Ariston may seem to wear a family likeness, like the two friends Simmias and Cebes in the Phaedo.
Her appearance was not particularly calculated to produce a favourable impression at first sight, nor did her manners and subsequent conduct, in any degree, remove the prejudice I had already conceived against her.
The first is an on-the-road dating service called Love at First Sight (LAFS).
On Friday, July 14th, beginning at 7:00 PM, the "Can't Believe My Eyes" marathon includes What Dreams May Come, At First Sight, and Jerry Springer in Ringmaster; the theme is "Temper Tantrums" on Saturday, July 15th starting at 6:35 PM and features Godzilla, Varsity Blues and The Rage: Carrie 2 and on Sunday, July 16th, beginning at 4:00 PM, the "Comic Capers" marathon debuts with The Cowboy Way, Dirty Work and Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II.
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Hollywood beauty Anne Hathaway has revealed that she believes in love at first sight.
However, today's four-runner contest - the smallest field for the race since Yeats beat three rivals in 2004 - has attracted only two Derby entries, Midas Touch and At First Sight, both trained by Aidan O'Brien, who is bidding to win today's Leopardstown feature for the seventh time.