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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 on the face of it
 乍看上去,從表面上看

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 on the face of it
      adv : from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper
            crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is
            seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had
            been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really
            concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the
            problem seems minor" [syn: apparently, seemingly, ostensibly]