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cursory

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcursorycur‧so‧ry /ˈkɜːsəri $ ˈkɜːr-/ adjective  FAST/QUICKdone very quickly without much attention to detailscursory glance/look Even a cursory glance at the figures will tell you that sales are down.cursory examination/inspection a cursory examination of the evidencecursorily adverb
Examples from the Corpus
cursoryEven the most cursory glance showed me the crowd did look awfully grand.Was it what they used to call love, that cursory groping devoid of excitement?He takes a cursory look inside, then hurries back to the cabin.A cursory perusal of my file of pupils' pursuits in both primary and secondary schools shows similar experiences and reflections.None the less, a cursory review of the facts should ease their agitation.Police arrived within minutes and conducted a cursory search of the property.After a cursory search the carrier was waved through.He placed her letter, typewritten on white paper and cursory, to one side.cursory glance/lookPatients and workers alike gave the Governor and his visitors only cursory glances.A busy place at which most tourists cast no more than a cursory glance and pass on.A cursory look at behavior in organizations suggests that Machiavelli is still active among us, doling out advice.A cursory glance at the literature in this field reveals the importance of suspicions concerning gossiping groups of women.Consequently, that child may be studying with a teacher who has given only a cursory glance at these spiraled curriculum guides.He takes a cursory look inside, then hurries back to the cabin.Even the most cursory glance showed me the crowd did look awfully grand.He gave us a cursory glance, then resumed his watch on the highway.
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