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Exotic or unfamiliar in appearance:‘the police singled out foreign-looking passengers for questioning’‘stalls jammed with colourful foreign-looking fruits and vegetables’
striking, colourful, eye-catchingView synonyms
- ‘These houses were strange, foreign-looking, austere, un-cosy.’
- ‘As she put her card in to the machine she noticed a foreign-looking woman standing extremely close to her.’
- ‘At the end some foreign-looking gentleman started haranguing him in a language I didn't understand and Galloway looked even more paranoid than usual.’
- ‘The foreign-looking barman will stare at you quizzically, but you will muster all the bravado you can, stare him out and repeat the request like he's the world's dumbest mammal.’
- ‘He opens the door and casts a tearful eye on the dignified, elegant, foreign-looking woman who will win his heart.’
- ‘He ran his hands over the oaken surface, tracing the black ironwork that scrolled in an intricate design of vines and foreign-looking symbols across the face of the door.’
- ‘He said officers were often reluctant to challenge foreign-looking people for fear of attracting racism complaints which might threaten their career.’
- ‘Common specimens, such as green beans and onions, are presented in unfamiliar perspectives whereas a closer view of our own organs and tissues reveals a foreign-looking universe housed inside the human body.’
- ‘Burly, foreign-looking men were at work on the dock, removing barrels and supplies from the warehouse to a heavily laden barge and three of the ships.’
- ‘The first vaguely foreign-looking person he saw in Blackpool would, as likely as not, receive the full force of his rage, instability and self-righteous brutality.’
- ‘The German-born Queen preferred more opulent and foreign-looking objects, acquiring Boulle-style cabinets, as well as ornate French furniture with elaborate mounts.’
- ‘When she drew back her veil, we saw a beautiful face, with an olive complexion and black eyes, obviously foreign-looking, yet it would have been difficult to tell what country she came from.’
- ‘Two young men between the ages of 15 and 25 were seen running away from the crime scene; they were described as "foreign-looking" and are now wanted by the police.’
- ‘What photo teachers love are shots of old people peering out of ornate windows, especially foreign-looking old people and foreign-looking windows.’
- ‘Police questioned the apartment's landlord and were told that Filipinos had rented the apartment, but "foreign-looking men had been frequenting the house."’
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