at first glance

adverb
immediately (Freq. 3)
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it was love at first sight

Syn: ↑at first sight

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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, as far as one can see/tell, by all accounts.
glance

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at the moment when you first see something or find out about something, before you know more details

At first glance, the theory seems to make a lot of sense.

There was nothing especially attractive about him at first sight.

Thesaurus: from or at the beginningsynonym
Main entry: first

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I
see glance I
II
when seen or considered for the first time, esp. briefly

good news, at first glance, for frequent travelers

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at first glance — see first, 1
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Main Entry:glance

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at first ˈglance idiom
when you first look at or think about sth, often rather quickly

At first glance the problem seemed easy.

Main entry:glanceidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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