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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.
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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 ?
But supposing the beauty equal on both sides, it does not follow that the inclinations must be therefore alike, for it is not every beauty that excites love, some but pleasing the eye without winning the affection; and if every sort of beauty excited love and won the heart, the will would wander vaguely to and fro unable to make choice of any; for as there is an infinity of beautiful objects there must be an infinity of inclinations, and true love, I have heard it said, is indivisible, and must be voluntary and not compelled.
A Merlin Entertainments spokeswoman said: "While it's pleasing The Eye trademark has such broad appeal, we wouldn't want to confuse people and therefore came to an amicable agreement with Mr Danter not to promote it as such.
Taking to the stage first, Detroit's own Temptations dazzle not only in sound and presence but in style: loud, colourful garb pleasing the eye while their sultry vocals soothe the ear.
Sicillia, the Italian trattoria at the Ibn Battuta hotel, Dubai, focuses firmly on pleasing the eye and palate and keeps your attention on the plate.
The family saloon has been revamped with the latest version pleasing the eye thanks to a sleek look after a nip and tuck at the front and some impressive work to the rear.
Picart's 250 engravings were central to the enterprise, advancing and deepening Bernard's narrative, not just pleasing the eye.
Nowadays it is substance and survival over style and to hell with pleasing the eye.
The trend is a shift for the picturesque capital known more for pleasing the eye -- with its cobblestone streets, ancient clock tower and historic bridge -- than the palette.
Pleasing the eye as much as the soul, Durra varied his techniques using water color, acrylic paint and charcoal.
Yet Denes would disdain a purely formal interpretation of her drawings, even when they succeed so well at pleasing the eye.
They graced our streets and our parks and besides pleasing the eye they provided cool, clear water.
Away from the familiar surroundings of their plastic pitch, the visitors began in a confident manner, pleasing the eye with passing movements slicing through the Dundee defence.