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please the eye

To be particularly attractive to look at; to be aesthetically pleasing. The movie's special effects certainly please the eye, but its woeful lack of a story makes it an absolute bore to endure. We want our school to please the eye so that students feel excited every time they walk through the doors.
See also: eye, please

ˌplease the ˈeye

be very attractive to look at: We are proud to present our new lunchtime buffet, where we’re sure you will find dishes to please the eye as well as the palate (= they look and taste good).
See also: eye, please
References in classic literature ?
Van Baerle was known to be fond of everything that pleases the eye.
I added a little fresh parsley to the custard filling too, and came up with the novel idea of mixing the egg glaze with a splash each of Tabasco and HP sauce, which gives the pastry lid a rich, deep golden colour that pleases the eye and demands being had at with a sharp knife.
Here, scientists experiment with combining LEDs of different hues to produce an overall light colour that pleases the eye.
May believes that the rising number of unclean cars contradicts the widespread perception and view of Abu Dhabi as an unsoiled and sparkling city that pleases the eye.
Well-considered excuses for Mourayan in the Ballysax were made by some good judges I always respect (notably his trainer John Oxx) because he finished well after being short of room - which always pleases the eye.
Public art of this kind pleases the eye, stirs the heart and creates a sense of history.
The red tower of clay still pleases the eye, dividing the house, the sky beyond the roof peak, where views involve spruce, pines, marshes, lakes and the pall that gathers wet and grey over the ocean on troubled mornings, like dismal notions swept from Hades' crowded rooms-- but trees and fog don't matter, nor upon whom the fault lies for its half-blocked flue, its shoddiness that always meant even two days of wood smoke might set it ablaze.
Maybe instead of building new high rise apartments or shopping malls, the police should consider making Liverpool a safer place for the public and not only a place that pleases the eye, on first sight.
The mellifluous colors, angles, and textures he created came out of his painter's brush, each element artfully balanced between that which pleases the eye and that which suits the natural setting of the campus.
Midnight cult material that pleases the eye while turning the stomach.
While a tastefully serviceable stage space appointed with suggestive period details pleases the eye (with aural accompaniment from ever-reliable Elizabeth Drake's ambient score) what stays in the mind is the commitment and zeal of Cathcart's solo turn in an overloaded dramatic vessel.
Lighting can accentuate design features and complement furnishings, adding balance or contrast that pleases the eye and stimulates the senses.
SPENDING a lifetime in the company of the world's most beautiful people means Billy Carter knows a thing or two about what pleases the eye.
Their product pleases the eye, but they do not function properly.