cursorily

All Adverb
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  • There are some other features of self-control to which I wish, though more cursorily, to direct your attention. Cited from The Young Lady's Mentor, by A Lady
  • During the summer one or two other agents took up the matter cursorily, but made no discoveries. Cited from Lock and Key Library, Magic & Real Detectives
  • The peculiar influence of heights has been noted at an earlier stage, though but cursorily. Cited from Nature Mysticism, by J. Edward Mercer
  • Indeed I had been cursorily introduced to him by the Count. Cited from Tour in France and Germany, Volume One, by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • I hope scarcely any man has known me closely but for his benefit, or cursorily but to his innocent entertainment. Cited from Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6), by Boswell
  • We have now, from the same point of view, to examine very cursorily the present government of Ireland. Cited from The Open Secret of Ireland, by T. M. Kettle
  • When produced, they all held council together, and fixing cursorily upon several persons, they summoned them to appear before them. Cited from Hung Lou Meng, Book II, by Cao Xueqin
  • He could not prevail upon himself even cursorily to mention the word separation. Cited from German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Francke
  • The wise man read the first page attentively, the second more cursorily, and only ran his eye over the rest. Cited from My Novel, by E. B. Lytton, Book 4
  • Such a consideration branches out into many happy anticipations, which we can but very cursorily touch on here. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. Mark, Maclaren
  • I was only able to look at them cursorily while I stayed at Mainz. Cited from Daniel Deronda, by George Eliot
  • Certain of his views have been cursorily mentioned in what has preceded, and will find further mention in what is to follow. Cited from Nature Mysticism, by J. Edward Mercer
  • These innovations were tested only cursorily before the boat put to sea.
  • It is only mentioned, and then cursorily, in historical documents towards the early part of the fifteenth century. Cited from Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages, by Paul Lacroix
  • But let me cursorily enter into debate with thee on this subject, now I am within sight of my journey's end. Cited from Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9), by Samuel Richardson
  • In other animals of this order, which I have as yet only cursorily examined, further differences will no doubt occur. Cited from Facts and Arguments for Darwin, by Fritz Muller
  • You mention cursorily some new programme-form concerning which "you rather flatter yourself." Cited from Letters of Franz Liszt Vol 2, From Rome to the End
  • Of their cost we spoke cursorily in a recent number; so that we shall only particularize a few of the most striking. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, No. 340
  • This was done amid a great deal of noise and confusion, and yet so cursorily as to be of no real service. Cited from Recollections of Europe, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Yet even he leaves many points untouched, or cursorily disposed of. Cited from The Bay State Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 5, May, 1884, by Various
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Meaning of cursorily

  • adverb Without taking pains
    he looked cursorily through the magazine