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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.
In that point of view, it was a pleasant sight to behold this young man, with so much faith in himself, and so fair an appearance of admirable powers,--so little harmed, too, by the many tests that had tried his metal,--it was pleasant to see him in his kindly intercourse with Phoebe.
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.
His non-conformist sense of style will also be a sight to behold.
Dots of pink baby crabs clambering over or toppling each other were a sight to behold, as they followed adult crab migration in November and December 2017.
IT was a sight to behold at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City last Monday night as the present and future of Philippine basketball showed up for the national men's team's first practice session for an expectedly tough game against Australia next month.
The house is a sight to behold and is being much admired by people of all ages.
We have some great designs commemorating moments from the club's history, and we're aiming to make the Leazes a sea of black and white, a wall of noise and a real sight to behold.
But by the end, she shines and her transformation sure is a sight to behold.
Susy's transformation from a small character, challenged to become independent by her condescending husband, to become a stronger person is a sight to behold.
It would have been a sight to behold a three-ton animal like this sitting on its nest.
What with its myriad of alluring, graceful trees, its exquisite foliage and its acres of verdant grass, it truly is an appealing sight to behold.