at first glance
phrasal on first consideration <
at first glance the subject seems harmless enough
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at first glance — or[at first sight] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} After a first quick look. * /At first sight, his guess was that the whole trouble between the two men resulted from personalities that did not agree./ * /Tom met Mary at a party, and it was love at first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at first glance — or[at first sight] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} After a first quick look. * /At first sight, his guess was that the whole trouble between the two men resulted from personalities that did not agree./ * /Tom met Mary at a party, and it was love at first… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at\ first\ glance — • at first glance • at first sight adv or adj. phr. After a first quick look. At first sight, his guess was that the whole trouble between the two men resulted from personalities that did not agree. Tom met Mary at a party, and it was love at… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • at first glance — at first glance, the plastic stemware could have been mistaken for crystal Syn: on the face of it, on the surface, at first sight, to the casual eye, to all appearances; apparently, seemingly, outwardly, superficially, it would seem, it appears,… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • at first glance — index prima facie (self evident) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • at first glance — adverb immediately (Freq. 3) it was love at first sight • Syn: ↑at first sight * * * ON THE FACE OF IT, on the surface, at first sight, to the casual eye, to all appearances; apparently, seemingly, outwardly …   Useful english dictionary

  • at first glance — when first looked at. At first glance the deal looked great, but after reading the contract I wasn t so sure. The twins seem, at first glance, very similar, but they re actually very different. Related vocabulary: at first blush, at first sight …   New idioms dictionary

  • at first glance — if something or someone seems a particular way at first glance, they seem that way when you first look at them. The system is more complicated than it appears at first glance …   New idioms dictionary

  • at first glance — when you first see it, when you notice it    At first glance, it looked like a cat a large cat …   English idioms

  • at first glance — adverb After only a superficial examination or review At first glance it seems to be a reasonable idea. But well see …   Wiktionary

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