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Meaning of "a sight for sore eyes" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

a pretty penny
a priori
A road
a run for one´s money
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke

WORDS THAT END LIKE A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

all eyes
bedroom eyes
close one´s eyes
come-to-bed eyes
eyes
four-eyes
goo-goo eyes
make eyes
pull the wool over someone´s eyes
sheep´s eyes
snake eyes
up to one´s eyes

Synonyms and antonyms of a sight for sore eyes in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a sight for sore eyes» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES

Find out the translation of a sight for sore eyes to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a sight for sore eyes from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a sight for sore eyes» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一见倾心的眼痛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un regalo para la vista
570 millions of speakers

English

a sight for sore eyes
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीड़ादायक आँखों के लिए एक दृष्टि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشهد ل التهاب العيون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

загляденье
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um colírio para os olhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মনোরম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un plaisir pour les yeux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penglihatan untuk mata sakit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine Augenweide
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

痛い目に見え
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아픈 눈 을위한 시력
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sing katon kanggo mata perih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cảnh cho đau mắt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புண் கண்களுக்கு ஒரு பார்வை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

घसा डोळे साठी एक दृष्टी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Boğaz ağrısı gözleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uno spettacolo per gli occhi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

widok dla zmęczonych oczu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

загляденье
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o priveliște pentru ochi inflamat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα χάρμα οφθαλμών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n gesig vir seer oë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en fröjd för ögat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et syn for såre øyne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a sight for sore eyes

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES»

The term «a sight for sore eyes» is quite widely used and occupies the 23.668 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a sight for sore eyes

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES»

Discover the use of a sight for sore eyes in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a sight for sore eyes and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Sight For Sore Eyes
But in Ruth Rendell's dark and damaged contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into the most terrible living nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man.
Ruth Rendell, 2010
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A Sight for Sore Eyes
When these three plots strands finally converge, the result is harrowing and unforgettable. A Sight for Sore Eyes is not just the work of a writer at the peak of her craft.
Ruth Rendell, 2011
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A Sight for Sore Eyes
But in Ruth Rendell's dark and damaged contemporary universe, innocent dreams can turn into the most terrible nightmares. Teddy Brex emerges from a loveless, isolated childhood as a handsome but autistic young man.
Ruth Rendell, 1999
4
A Sight for Sore Eyes
The faded and aging Harriet Oxenholme searches the newspaper for workmen who can come to her house to fill the hours left by a loveless marriage.
Ruth Rendell, 1999
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A Sight for Sore Eyes: The Surrealist Visuality of Jose ...
Jacqueline Rattray is a Lecturer in Modern Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Jacqueline Rattray, 2013
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A Time For Seeds: The Mother Phillips Story
'You are a sight for sore eyes!' He said to me. I blushed. I wanted to tell him that he was a sight for sore eyes also. He was a very attractive well-dressed man. He looked to be in his early fifties, of average height, with salt and pepper hair, I can  ...
Joanne Galion, 2007
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Mystery of the Walls
We got into the patrol pickup to leave, and as were leaving, B. J. said, “Feel free to come on back anytime. We don't get much company around here and sometimes friendly faces are a sight for sore eyes.” While we were driving down the long ...
Larry Black, 2011
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The Vault
National bestselling author Boyd Morrison brings back Tyler Locke, who must race to stop a terrorist cell that has stolen an ancient text related to the tale of King Midas in this, “heart-thumping ride…not to be missed” (Steve Berry).
Boyd Morrison, 2011
9
For a Fistful of Stories
... the man who was soon to be a husband sat as usual at his place at the table beneath the cuckoo clock, waiting for his bride to appear. He hadn't seen her in her wedding dress yet. When she came, she sure was a sight for sore eyes.
Hans-Peter Schöni, Daniela Schneider, 2009
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Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, ...
It slapped the water with its tail and reminded me of then not-so-distant days in my native Wisconsin. That poor beaver was way out of place, but for a wildlifer, she was a sight for sore eyes. On the way back in the darkness, I was in good spirits, ...
Brian Czech, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A SIGHT FOR SORE EYES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a sight for sore eyes is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cassia fistula: A sight for sore eyes
Cassia fistula, commonly called Golden Shower Tree or Indian Laburnum, as the name suggests, originated in the Indian sub-continent and ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
2
Business destroyed in Idaho City fire reopens July 4th
The people, a sight for sore eyes for this little community. It's been about a month since a fire ripped through the town's Main Street, destroying ... «KTVB, Jul 15»
3
World University Games: Defense Propels Jayhawks Over Turkey
Kansas fans are used to seeing that from Mason, but seeing it from Selden was really a sight for sore eyes. After a freshman season in which he ... «Busting Brackets, Jul 15»
4
BC Bike Race Day 6 – Squamish
Tippie is a sight for sore eyes to racers suffering in the heat. Photo: Margus Riga. Tippie joined the race on the suggestion of his wife. He has embraced his role ... «Bike Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Space and light in abundance in Mattamy's Lexie
For anyone who has had trouble fitting two wardrobes in one walk-in closet, this one's a sight for sore eyes. There's plenty of space in this ... «Calgary Herald, Jul 15»
6
Graeme Duckett: The cars we used to drive
What a sight for sore eyes! When I managed to disperse them into the paddock, my mirrors were broken off and there was not a straight panel ... «Taranaki Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Cleveland Indians: Sweep of Rays comes at perfect time
The offensive outburst was a sight for sore eyes amongst the Tribe faithful, as the Indians had scored over four runs in just seven of their ... «isportsweb.com, Jul 15»
8
The Hills of Olga
These Ozark Mountains are a sight for sore eyes! We just returned from northern Wisconsin, where we had traveled to witness the birth of our ... «Marshfield Mail, Jul 15»
9
The Story of the Dirty Black Road
What a sight for sore eyes this was! A disgusting hellhole of a road actually being cleaned by the DCC. Could it be that the mayor was finally ... «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
10
Patriotic snowman built in Negaunee Township
Lincoln is a sight for sore eyes, even in July, in the Upper Peninsula. Lincoln maybe getting nervous, as a snowblower sits just 10 feet from him. «UpperMichigansSource.com, Jul 15»

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