a sight


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a sight

A lot; a significant degree. We're a sight better off living in this part of town, don't you think?
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a sight

Upper Southern US
A lot; much: We're a sight better off without him.
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References in classic literature ?
But only for a moment they hesitated, and then with one accord they again took up their fantastic advance upon their prey; but even then a sudden crashing in the jungle behind them brought them once more to a halt, and as they turned to look in the direction of this new noise there broke upon their startled visions a sight that may well have frozen the blood of braver men than the Wagambi.
For lo, the palace portals are unbarred, And soon ye shall behold a sight so sad That he who must abhorred would pity it.
No, such a sight could never bring me joy; Nor this fair city with its battlements, Its temples and the statues of its gods, Sights from which I, now wretchedst of all, Once ranked the foremost Theban in all Thebes, By my own sentence am cut off, condemned By my own proclamation 'gainst the wretch, The miscreant by heaven itself declared Unclean--and of the race of Laius.