cursory

All Adjective Noun
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  • A cursory glance showed her that one for whom she looked was not among them. Cited from Ishmael, by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Gray let his car go, then made a cursory examination of the property. Cited from Flowing Gold, by Rex Beach
  • I feel aggrieved because you touch upon them always in a very cursory manner. Cited from Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 2
  • The police made a cursory search, but failed to find them.
  • He never published memoirs, and his after-action report from the battle was cursory.
  • She was prepared to content herself with a very cursory visit. Cited from Roden's Corner, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • He named another species, but gave it only a cursory description.
  • All of them, though they gave us a cursory glance, seemed disposed to mind their own business. Cited from Jimgrim and Allah's Peace, by Talbot Mundy
  • Yet even a cursory listen will move you and make you feel like today won't be so bad after all.
  • They were all girls of fifteen or so, and could be passed over also without more than a cursory glance. Cited from The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, by Anna Katharine Green
  • Of course it is impossible for us to attempt, even in the most cursory manner, to go over the whole. Cited from Expositions/Holy Scripture: John 1-14, Maclaren
  • Our glance at his individual works must be brief and cursory. Cited from Poetical Works of Pope, Vol. II, by Alexander Pope
  • We made no examination of these, not even a cursory one. Cited from The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon, by Cornelis De Witt Willcox
  • There was no time, however, for us to take more than a cursory view of these phenomena. Cited from A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, by Jules Verne
  • He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms. Cited from Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  • We cast but a cursory glance on the men who occupied the opposite ward. Cited from Life in the Clearings vs. the Bush,Mrs. Moodie
  • If her sorcery affected him at all, it won no more than a cursory interest in her next move. Cited from The Yoke, by Elizabeth Miller
  • After dinner a book would be read aloud, and he would take notes in a cursory way.
  • It is necessary to take but a cursory glance at the events that followed. Cited from Winding Paths, by Gertrude Page
  • We have viewed but four houses out of twelve, a most cursory glance at that! Cited from About Orchids, by Frederick Boyle
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