PERFUNCTORY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERFUNCTORY
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 a.  done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference
Classic Sentence:
1  She had never given him more than perfunctory courtesy before, and so the beaming smile of pleasure with which she greeted him and the two hands outstretched to his almost took his breath away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
2  Few women except Suellen had ever given him more than perfunctory courtesy and it was very flattering to have a former belle like Scarlett hanging on his words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
3  She could not be negative or perfunctory about anything.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
4  It suddenly occurred to the youth that the fight in which he had been was, after all, but perfunctory popping.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
5  We had a sort of perfunctory supper together, and I think it cheered us all up somewhat.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  A perfunctory love lost evolve into black and white color.
2  They only made a perfunctory effort.
3  I created you concede the fact that I do not have to love again perfunctory explanation.
4  She gave the list only a perfunctory glance.
5  She gave him a perfunctory smile.
6  I introduced myself, and at my name his perfunctory manner changed; I knew he heard me before.
7  Indeed, even since 9/11, it is relatively easy to enter most large buildings in downtown Seoul, and security procedures have been generally perfunctory.