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a sight to behold

An especially impressive, noteworthy, or remarkable person, event, or thing; something or someone who is very much worth seeing. If you never go anywhere else in your life, make sure you see the Grand Canyon: it's a sight to behold. The new jazz singer is really a sight to behold. She's probably the best we've ever had at the club.
See also: behold, sight
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The fat turkey was a sight to behold, when Hannah sent him up, stuffed, browned, and decorated.
The repast thus prepared was a pleasant sight to behold, and Joe, without being too proud, thought that it would also be pleasant to eat.
The morning came: it was a pleasant sight to behold Mr.
It was quite a sight to behold how he and Nicholas emptied the plate between them.
It was a moving sight to behold him wasting away day by day, growing thinner and thinner and ghastlier and ghastlier, and staring with rueful visage from under an old patchwork counterpane, upon the jury of matrons kindly assembled to sigh and groan and look unhappy around him.
The stunning views of Sorrento are a sight to behold, perched on a clifftop looking out across the sweeping Bay of Naples to Mount Vesuvius and the island of Ischia.
So it's rather a sight to behold when posh Lady Vera Montacute (Laura Haddock), still dolled up in "quality" dress and jewels arrives after being found lying in the same bed as the murdered body of a young flower seller, covered in her blood.
And when thousands of them flit over an equal number of colourful flowers, it is a sight to behold.
On Saturdays, the buzz of young students enjoying themselves and music from various countries was a sight to behold.
THE Tower of London moat filled with 888,246 hand-made ceramic poppies is a sight to behold.
WHAT an interesting sight to behold, All manner of things to see as the Quay unfolds.
The fire which engulfed a house of a local farmer, Ranjhan in Shahdadpur's tehsil Qambar's village, also burned down his precious assets after the house went ablaze due to a burning candle, turning into a horrific sight to behold.
Their yellow or burnt orange flowers in late spring are followed by red or purple berries in autumn and many of the deciduous types are a sight to behold at this time, when their leaves turn fiery shades.
Last Sunday, he held a pet blessing after a dog walk through Chaffers playing fields and it was certainly a sight to behold when sitting in the pews instead of the usual congregation were dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, tortoises, hamsters and even a snake
Race for Life - pages 18&19) IT is, by anyone's standards, a incredible sight to behold.