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They retire to cover earlier in the morning, and they keep more than a perfunctory outlook for the casual human being.

The Land of FootprintsStewart Edward White

He was perfectly willing to shake hands with them or to exchange a few perfunctory words, but perfunctory words only.

Jennie GerhardtTheodore Dreiser

If goodwill can be consciously increased, the festival of Christmas will cease to be perfunctory.

We had a sort of perfunctory supper together, and I think it cheered us all up somewhat.

DraculaBram Stoker

Bruce had already reseated himself and was pouring out a glass of port, an operation he interrupted with a perfunctory apology.

AfterwardsKathlyn Rhodes

He roused himself and took a perfunctory part in the conversation, but his mind obstinately returned to itself.

A Poor Wise ManMary Roberts Rinehart

His perfunctory purchase of it showed how he had lost interest in life and meals since Helen's departure.

He was hollow, perfunctory, pathetic; he had been girded by another hand.

He talked to Hamish in a perfunctory manner about the smartening up of the Umpire.

Macleod of DareWilliam Black

A permanent chief of staff might be an obstructionist or might become too perfunctory in compliance.

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