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 Meanings and Examples of CURSORY
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 a.  casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
Classic Sentence:
1  But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  At every vacant minute he hastened to gather furze-stumps, thorn-tree roots, and other solid materials from the adjacent slopes, hiding them from cursory view.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
Example Sentence:
1  Because a cursory examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson, we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more extensive investigation of the fire's cause.