first blush


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at the first glimpse or impression

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The novel opens with what at first blush appear to be a simple home invasion, but it quickly appears that there is more to it than that: The home in question is Lena and Jared's, and the outcome is horrific: Two of the intruders are killed, Jared nearly so.
At first blush, it may seem reasonable that a private business should be able to refuse service to anyone it chooses," Spencer wrote.
So it is a matter of life and death, a bit" Sir Ian McKellen "Sometimes you do need a kick up the bum, and I think I did"Sports presenter Clare Balding, whose mother told her she was putting on too much weight "At first blush this is dystopian science fiction, unworthy of a democracy like ours.
Although at first blush these features seem to suggest that Bunostegos was an evolutionarily advanced pareiasaur, it also had many primitive characteristics.
The story seemed implausible at first blush, according to an assistant prosecutor who tried the case, because the SUV was equipped with an anti-theft device that makes "stealing the vehicle virtually impossible.
At first blush, CNOOC's billion bid for Nexen seemed like a sign that China is ready to go on a buying spree in Canada's oil patch.
Editor replies: At first blush many of the items in The Other Six Days column seem in poor taste.
At first blush, Exhibition Place might be a little bit more compelling, simply because it's got a lot of infrastructure for meetings, conventions and entertainment that already exist there," said Alan Feldman, a vice president with MGM.
She said: "It is a book about somebody who appears to be at first blush a rather boring bloke, and you think 'Why are we reading about a very boring bloke?
Stefan Noll, the general manager of the resort, said, 'At first blush, the price point for this package is remarkable - seemingly accessible only to celebrities or royalty.
At first blush, the exponents of Islamic finance certainly have a bullet-proof argument-that the reckless risk-taking and bad decisions that tipped global banking into meltdown could not happen under the wise leadership of the Shariah sector.
Though at first blush it may seem rather comical, this put Simpson in a dangerous situation: She is disabled and dependent on an electric wheelchair for mobility, and without her ramp was literally trapped in her home.
Those who have admired Buffet's support for the estate tax and opposition to the unfairness of the payroll tax, both of which are against his own self-interest, are puzzled by his unqualified defense of Goldman and Moody's, which at first blush seems to be motivated by a desire to protect his own pocketbook.
Her's remarkable work, especially his most recent canvases, appear to be at first blush painted in the American Southwest.
It's that cycle of hope and the disappointment that frequently follows when the first blush of enthusiasm for a new innovation or product was based solely on "hope and hype.