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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURSORY

He who writes for cursory reading is wise if he writes cursorily.

To give more than a cursory description of our impressions is impossible.

Desmond made a cursory tour of the walls and passed on into the second room.

Hastings stood up, his first, cursory examination concluded.

After a cursory examination he rose to his feet and pulled Mart up also.

Still our captain was not a man to quit the spot after so cursory an inspection.

After a cursory look at the boy, she smiled at him and went back to work.

To cursory view, John Loveday seemed to accomplish this with amazing ease.

The coffee house must not be dismissed with a cursory mention.

He gave them a cursory glance, and then his chair turned to pins.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Middle French cursoire "rapid," from Late Latin cursorius "hasty, of a race or running," from Latin curs-, past participle stem of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).

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