Definitions for on the face of it
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word on the face of it
apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it(adverb)
from appearances alone
"irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
on the face of it(Adverb)
Apparently; as far as can be seen or determined.
The numerical value of on the face of it in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of on the face of it in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
On the face of it, the market seems to have discounted 2015 pain in stock prices.
I don't see the basis for a solution emerging yet, many of the proposals that are emanating are, on the face of it, technically impossible.
On the face of it, the failed coup has pulled Turkey closer to Russia. But there still remain serious differences between the two countries.
Both Russia and Turkey are outcasts as far as the West is concerned, on the face of it, the failed coup has pulled Turkey closer to Russia. But there still remain serious differences between the two countries.
I think that this is an awful tragedy, but the officers took -- on the face of it -- reasonable steps to avoid it. Had the individual not grabbed the officer's pistol, certainly we would not be having this discussion.
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