Don't judge a book by its cover

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Meaning

  • The appearance of something shouldn't be part of your reason for doing something.
  • You won't know the true value of something just by looking at it.
  • To assess someone based on solely how they look is insensible.
  • Outward appearance doesn't determine someone's worth.

Example Sentences

  • She picked the brightest apple out of the patch only to find that there was a worm on it. She told herself to never judge a book by its cover again.
  • I was disappointed when I saw the outside of my new home, but I was amazed at the living room as I went inside. You can't judge a book by its cover.
  • The waitress lowly spoke to the underdressed man, not knowing that he is the owner of a well-known company. She shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

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