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adv. at first appearance, prima facie

A Spanish-English Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4

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(adj.) = on first acquaintance ; at first sight ; on first inspection ; on the face of it ; at first blush ; at first glance ; on the surface ; prima facie ; first-blush.
Ex: This definitely one of its strengths, even if the schedules may seem a little daunting on first acquaintance. Ex: At first sight, there seems to be no good reason to distinguish between telecommunication networks and data networks. Ex: On first inspection it may appear that the words used in indexes to represent concepts can merely be determined by considering normal usage. Ex: On the face of it, that sounds like an even more difficult concept to comprehend, let alone implement in a working model. Ex: At first blush, nothing seemed particularly ominous about the formation of the ad hoc committee. Ex: We have already noted that at first glance the outline of main classes appears traditional. Ex: Finally, libraries as a physical environment seem on the surface the least likely to exist in a digital future. Ex: Ordinarily a distributor of a libel would be prima facie liable. Ex: The first-blush reaction to their astonishing long-term strategy for achieving national energy independence is that they must be joking.


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