at+the+first+blush

  • 1 At the first blush — Blush Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster] The rosy blush of love. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster] Light s last… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 first blush — n: initial view, appearance, or consideration used esp. in the phrase at first blush an award can be set aside as excessive if at first blush it indicates prejudice on the part of the jury Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 first blush — noun at the first glimpse or impression at first blush the idea possesses considerable intuitive appeal but on closer examination it fails • Hypernyms: ↑impression, ↑feeling, ↑belief, ↑notion, ↑opinion * * * first blush ▪ At the first glance or… …

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  • 4 first blush rule — This rule, whereby a verdict may be set aside as excessive only if it is so to such an extent as to cause the mind at first blush to conclude that it was returned under influence of passion or prejudice on part of jury, is a mechanism to assist… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 5 first blush rule — This rule, whereby a verdict may be set aside as excessive only if it is so to such an extent as to cause the mind at first blush to conclude that it was returned under influence of passion or prejudice on part of jury, is a mechanism to assist… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 6 At first blush — Blush Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster] The rosy blush of love. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster] Light s last… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 At first blush — First First (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others… …

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  • 8 at first blush — adverb as a first impression at first blush the offer seemed attractive • Syn: ↑when first seen * * * at first blush phrase when you first think about or see something At first blush it looks like any other car. Thesaurus: from or at the… …

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  • 9 at first blush — {adv. phr.} When first seen; without careful study. * /At first blush the offer looked good, but when we studied it, we found things we could not accept./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 10 at first blush — {adv. phr.} When first seen; without careful study. * /At first blush the offer looked good, but when we studied it, we found things we could not accept./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 at first blush — ► at first blush at the first glimpse or impression. Main Entry: ↑blush …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 at\ first\ blush — adv. phr. When first seen; without careful study. At first blush the offer looked good, but when we studied it, we found things we could not accept …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 13 at first blush — at the first glimpse or impression. → blurt out …

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  • 14 Blush — Blush, n. 1. A suffusion of the cheeks or face with red, as from a sense of shame, confusion, or modesty. [1913 Webster] The rosy blush of love. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 2. A red or reddish color; a rosy tint. [1913 Webster] Light s last blushes… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 blush — I n. 1) a deep blush 2) (misc.) at first blush ( at first sight ); in the first blush of youth ( as a youth ) II v. 1) to blush deeply; readily 2) (D; intr.) to blush at (to blush at the very suggestion) 3) (D; intr.) to blush for, with (he… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 blush — /blʌʃ / (say blush) verb (i) 1. to redden as from embarrassment, shame, or modesty. 2. to feel shame (at, for, etc.). 3. (of the sky, flowers, etc.) to become rosy. –verb (t) 4. to make red; flush. 5. to make known by a blush. –noun 6. a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 blush —  At the first Blush, at first sight. Common.  to blush, to resemble. N …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 18 blush — [blush] vi. [ME blushen, to shine brightly, blush, glance < OE blyscan; akin to blyse, torch < IE * bhles , shine > BLAZE1] 1. to become red in the face from shame, embarrassment, or confusion 2. to be ashamed or embarrassed: usually… …

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  • 19 First — (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others of a series… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 First coat — First First (f[ e]rst), a. [OE. first, furst, AS. fyrst; akin to Icel. fyrstr, Sw. & Dan. f[ o]rste, OHG. furist, G. f[ u]rst prince; a superlatiye form of E. for, fore. See {For}, {Fore}, and cf. {Formeer}, {Foremost}.] 1. Preceding all others… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English