Sentence Examples

  • After a cursory look, she moved on.
  • She used wax to bind the partially severed ends together, just enough that a cursory glance wouldn't disclose what she'd done.
  • Dean located Jonathan Winston and relat­ed what Fred had seen but it was clear the FBI officer doubted the identification and gave only a cursory nod and a promise to look into it.
  • The true Tapaculo (P. albicollis) has a general resemblance in plumage to the females of some of the smaller Shrikes (Lanius), and to a cursory observer its skin might pass for that of one; but its shortened wings and powerful feet would on closer inspection at once reveal the difference.
  • Discuss hard cases of conscience, as a very cursory glance at Fielding's novels (r742-175r) or Boswell's Life of Johnson (1791) will show.

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