Cursory in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Cursory

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

Short Example Sentence for Cursory

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

How to use Cursory in a Sentence?

  • 1. The cursory examination we were afforded measures the disadvantage of an itinerary. 🔊
  • 2. Is its treatment of the subject exhaustive and definite, or cursory and superficial? 🔊
  • 3. I have already given a cursory sketch of the geographical features of the whole continent. 🔊
  • 4. Here, a very cursory examination satisfied my visiters of the truth of my story. 🔊
  • 5. Pitt had but a cursory glance at the face, but it was enough to make him follow the owner of it. 🔊
  • 6. The power to estimate a book or an article on a cursory inspection is of great practical value. 🔊
  • 7. I regret, therefore, that it must here be dealt with only in a most cursory manner. 🔊
  • 8. That was the cursory verdict, the superficial thing to see and say; it will do to go on with. 🔊
  • 9. The several memoirs, so far as a cursory glance enables us to judge, are edited with great care. 🔊
  • 10. Madame Beattie turned upon it a cursory gaze, and gave a nod that seemed to accept its identity. 🔊
  • 11. His acquaintanceship with that clock must certainly have given him an advantage over the cursory observer! 🔊
  • 12. The supplies of the expedition were running too short to allow of any but a cursory examination of these two rivers. 🔊
  • 13. There was nothing complex about the mechanism; a cursory examination sufficed to reveal how it was operated. 🔊
  • 14. A cursory glance at it will appear to the youth of the present generation like a peep into a strange and fearful world. 🔊
  • 15. It is not possible in a chapter, a book or a five-foot shelf to limn all that is even of cursory interest. 🔊
  • 16. Their figures were much the same, and in the half-light a mere cursory glance could not have detected them apart. 🔊
  • 17. It is no longer dark and menacing, and anyone may satisfy himself by a cursory inspection that birds by no means shun it now. 🔊
  • 18. It was occupied to its limits by a Spanish family, so we took but the most cursory of glances into it. 🔊
  • 19. 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. 🔊
  • 20. A cursory inspection quickly convinced Jack that the station was not of recent installation, but had been put in about the year 1918. 🔊
  • 21. 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. 🔊
  • 22. 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. 🔊
  • 23. 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 ... 🔊
  • 24. 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. 🔊
  • 25. 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. 🔊
  • 26. 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. 🔊
  • 27. Upon cursory examination, KU 40118 is notable for having a contrasting dorsal pattern and elongate, ranidlike proportions. 🔊