Cursory in a sentence

Definition of Cursory

hasty; superficial; careless | (obsolete) Running about; not stationary.

How to use Cursory in a Sentence?

  • The cursory examination we were afforded measures the disadvantage of an itinerary.
  • Is its treatment of the subject exhaustive and definite, or cursory and superficial?
  • I have already given a cursory sketch of the geographical features of the whole continent.
  • Here, a very cursory examination satisfied my visiters of the truth of my story.
  • Pitt had but a cursory glance at the face, but it was enough to make him follow the owner of it.
  • The power to estimate a book or an article on a cursory inspection is of great practical value.
  • I regret, therefore, that it must here be dealt with only in a most cursory manner.
  • That was the cursory verdict, the superficial thing to see and say; it will do to go on with.
  • The several memoirs, so far as a cursory glance enables us to judge, are edited with great care.
  • Madame Beattie turned upon it a cursory gaze, and gave a nod that seemed to accept its identity.
  • His acquaintanceship with that clock must certainly have given him an advantage over the cursory observer!
  • The supplies of the expedition were running too short to allow of any but a cursory examination of these two rivers.
  • There was nothing complex about the mechanism; a cursory examination sufficed to reveal how it was operated.
  • A cursory glance at it will appear to the youth of the present generation like a peep into a strange and fearful world.
  • It is not possible in a chapter, a book or a five-foot shelf to limn all that is even of cursory interest.
  • Their figures were much the same, and in the half-light a mere cursory glance could not have detected them apart.
  • It is no longer dark and menacing, and anyone may satisfy himself by a cursory inspection that birds by no means shun it now.
  • It was occupied to its limits by a Spanish family, so we took but the most cursory of glances into it.
  • It is not, however, a distant or cursory glance that will give the observer a just idea of the mercantile importance of this busy capital.
  • A cursory inspection quickly convinced Jack that the station was not of recent installation, but had been put in about the year 1918.
  • The tree, which was low and wide branching, and overrun with lichens, appeared at a cursory glance to contain not one dry or decayed limb.
  • Richard Carew condescended to reason a little before he resorted to that cold, cursory logic, but he might just as well have saved himself both.
  • He informed my father that he had been mistaken in me, before ... that he had given me a too cursory look-over, judging me after the usual run ...
  • Mr. Gould entered the room with a low, stealthy tread, and looked me over in a cursory way and yet with the air of a connoisseur.
  • The most cursory glance at the preaching of the earliest heralds of the gospel will suffice to show the prominent place which they gave to this glorious fact.
  • Anyone who takes a cursory glance at the heavens on a clear night can readily perceive that there exists considerable diversity of colour among the stars.
  • Upon cursory examination, KU 40118 is notable for having a contrasting dorsal pattern and elongate, ranidlike proportions.

Short Example Sentence for Cursory

  • I have in a cursory way looked over them.
  • The clerk gave her a cursory glance.
  • It is cursory glancing, desultory and wasteful.
  • He made a cursory examination and shook his head dubiously.
  • Nor did he make even a cursory search for the secret mine.
  • We made no examination of these, not even a cursory one.
  • My explanation must, of necessity, be cursory and brief.
  • Boy made a cursory inspection of the pony's mouth.
  • Except for cursory references, this pamphlet is of no great value.
  • On a cursory examination they both declared it to be a genuine Michelangelo.
  • A cursory glance showed him that the name of Morris Thornton was on it.
  • This brief and cursory review of Ireland at Play must now conclude.
  • Versailles only came under Napoleon's cursory regard for a brief moment.

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