Idioms

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Idioms

love at first sight

love at first sight

Meaning

  • strong and immediate attraction to someone you have just met
  • love established when two people meet for the first time
  • instant attraction for someone or something
  • fall in love with a person the first time you see them

Example Sentences

  1. For Sarah and Samuel, it was love at first sight, and they have now decided to get married.
  2. I had met my wife at a friend’s party, and it was love at first sight for us.
  3. Though it was love at first sight for Tracy and John, it did not last long and they broke up after just six months.
  4. It had been love at first sight for my friend and his wife, and even after all these years they are still like newlyweds.
  5. They had met at a business conference as representatives of rival companies, but it had been love at first sight and they ended up as partners.
  6. When he saw the newly launched car, it was love at first sight.

Origin
The message of romantic attraction conveyed by this expression has been used since ancient times across various cultures and languages. In the present form, it was used by Chaucer in “Troilus and Cressida”. Since the early 1900s, the phrase has been used to convey attraction to objects also.

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