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These gestures, marked with a level of pomp that made them feel all the more perfunctory, did little to encourage confidence in the organization’s sincerity.
He invites various players to make the cards; this is done in rather a perfunctory manner.
Various matters mentioned by the governor receive perfunctory and formal answers.
A test examination would follow of a perfunctory character, and an intimation of your appointment would be the sequel.
Some of the others said a perfunctory word or two and went away with lingering backward looks.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
Her desirable surroundings kindled her to but a perfunctory interest in life: the electric spark was absent.
HILDASARAH JEANETTE DUNCAN
They displayed all the difference between conscientious and perfunctory work.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
Barbara and Doria went into the drawing-room, where Jaffery and I, after a perfunctory liqueur brandy, soon joined them.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Mrs. Dill stooped, took up the turkey-wing, and gave the clean hearth a perfunctory flick.
I distrust that too affable little race from the other side of the world, and I gave Mr Shoto the most perfunctory of nods.

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