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superficial
 a.  trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  She did not feel well physically but, forced by Melanie, she went to the store every day and tried to keep up a superficial interest in the mills.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
2  Her relation with her aunt was as superficial as that of chance lodgers who pass on the stairs.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  Mrs. Fisher's unconventionality was, after all, a merely superficial divergence from an inherited social creed, while the manners of the Gormer circle represented their first attempt to formulate such a creed for themselves.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
4  But his dapper self-confidence seemed impenetrable to such hints, and she had a sense of something hard and self-contained behind the superficial warmth of his manner.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
5  These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
6  It was the dominant animal failing to remember in the supreme moments the forceful causes of various superficial qualities.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
7  One of the prisoners was nursing a superficial wound in the foot.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
8  However, we will remark by the way, everything was not ridiculous and superficial in that curious epoch to which we are alluding, and which may be designated as the anarchy of baptismal names.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER II—FIRST SKETCH OF TWO UNPREPOSSESSING FIGURES
9  In his eyes, of course, the ecclesiastical authority was the chief of all; he was religious, superficial and correct on this point as on all others.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
10  His defects and his vices, for he had some, were all superficial; in short, his physiognomy was of the kind which succeeds with an observer.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
11  He was superficial, rapid, easily angered.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NINETY YEARS AND THIRTY-TWO TEETH
12  They generally succeed the bad ones, as day follows night, by virtue of that law of succession and of contrast which lies at the very foundation of nature, and which superficial minds call antithesis.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
13  Let us not go too far, however; in what concerns Jean Valjean, this forgetfulness and obliteration were merely superficial.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I—PITY FOR THE UNHAPPY, BUT INDULGENCE FOR THE HA...
14  Persons of superficial observation are apt to consider that a man clad in a different coat is quite a different person from what he used to be.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV
15  In spite of superficial, fantastic and sham notions of honour and dignity, all but very few of us positively grovelled before Zverkov, and the more so the more he swaggered.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
Example Sentence:
1  The documentary's treatment/analysis of the issues was very superficial.
2  I thought that article was written at a very superficial level.
3  This simple physical concept of addictive disease and recovery has an obvious superficial attraction but may be far from the full picture.
4  Even a superficial inspection revealed serious flaws.
5  A superficial injury is not serious.
6  The area bears a superficial similarity to south London.
7  We give higher ratings to job applicants who are like us in superficial and irrelevant ways: as went to same school or share same religion.
8  In light of the above, it is an object of the present invention to provide a device and a method which can superficially incise prepared meat products .
9  Starfish exhibit a superficially radial symmetry.
10  Although superficially similar to the Japanese nuclear reactor accident in March that started with flooding, the situation at the Fort Calhoun plant appears far more secure.