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at the first glimpse or impression

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At first blush, at least, a Trump presidency promises everything that AIPAC, America's largest pro-Israel lobbying group, could ever wish for.
At first blush, the city of Eugene's decision to launch a self-service bike rental program strikes you as a plan you want to believe in - it's just so Eugene - but might wind up in the seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time category.
At first blush, the topic and length of the book might be off-putting, but teens with the courage to crack the cover will find themselves driven to see Charlie's story through.
Although the elements of the economic realities' test may appear understandable at first blush, a careful reading of the DOL's guidance reveals that there are no bright-line rules upon which to rely.
At first blush, 4 percent appears to be an insignificant number.
At first blush, Donald Gutstein's Harperism seems built to this formula: the obligatory fish-eyed cover photo; chapter titles that read like a to-do list ("Counter the environmental threat to the market," "Undermine scientific knowledge," "Deny income inequality," and so on).
Just when we thought we surely had tasted all the really good high-altitude malbecs from Argentina and that lovely first blush of romance had passed, along comes the 2012 Trapiche Oak Cask Malbec (about $9 at big-box wine retailers), and we're head over heels again for this amorous red varietal.
With the aid of ensemble players who maintain admirably straight faces amid the absurdity, director Jack Plotnlck gets an Impressive amount of mileage from a concept--characters In a futuristic sci-fi setting evince 70s angst and attitudes--that might seem at first blush barely adequate to sustain a "Saturday Night Live" sketch.
At first blush it's hard to reconcile this concern with the recent stellar performance of our major banks.
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.
It is interesting to note that while the interaction between the deer and bears seems relaxed at first blush, the posture of both the buck and sow indicate they are on alert.
And its engineering team used computer-aided design software to design them, a job harder than it might look at first blush.
At first blush, Marina and the Diamonds' sophomore effort seems to be taking the Welsh ingenue in a new musical direction, but under the snappy beats and synthesizers Electra Heart has the same blazingly confrontational soul--just in a more polished pop package.