appearances can be deceiving

appearances can be deceiving

Appearances do not always convey accurate information. That house sure looks beautiful on the outside, but appearances can be deceiving. What did the inspector say about the foundation? Sure, she seems nice, but appearances can be deceiving.
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Appearances can be deceiving.

Prov. Things can look different from the way they really are. Edward seems like a very nice boy, but appearances can be deceiving. Jane may look like she doesn't understand you, but she's really extremely bright. Appearances can be deceiving.
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But appearances can be deceiving, and in this instance the hieroglyphics were the work of staff from the city engineer's department.
The evidence Chick's auditors have accumulated -- countless examples of projects left uninspected and violations going unpunished -- appears damning But appearances can be deceiving.
Point: appearances can be deceiving, so always practice universal precautions, and review them during inservices.
Archaea look a lot like bacteria, but appearances can be deceiving.
The serious-minded Egoyan wants to turn his source material - Rupert Holmes' 2003 glittery whodunit novel - into a treatise on how appearances can be deceiving in Tinseltown (hardly a lightning-bolt revelation), and in the process he saps the material of show-biz brio that might have made the story more persuasive.
When it comes to sprinkler-system problems, appearances can be deceiving.