cursory

Definition: Reviewing quickly without paying attention to details; superficial

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Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...-LRB- -LRB- : :-u. " Yes; but I can not pretend to judge of a man 's character by a single cursory glance at his face . " "...
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...After a cursory glance at the rest of the rooms, from basement to attic, we came to the conclusion that the dining-room contained any effects which might belong to the Count; and so we proceeded to minutely examine them ....
Silas Marner - By George Eliot, Edward Leeds Gulick
...Critical as distinct from cursory reading involves the use of a dictionary, for though our knowledge of unfamiliar words is commonly derived from the context, yet consulting the dictionary should be encouraged when the meanings of words can not be inferred ....
Daisy Miller - By Henry James, Harry Whitney McVickar
...said Mrs. Walker, pregnantly, and she gave a very cursory greeting to Mr. Giovanelli ....
The Return of the Native - By Thomas Hardy, John William Cunliffe
...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 ....
This Side of Paradise - By Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
...Olson walked through the bathroom and took a cursory glance at Alec 's still form ....
Adam Bede - By George Eliot
...Even idleness is eager now,--eager for amusement; prone to excursion-trains, art-museums, periodical literature, and exciting novels; prone even to scientific theorizing, and cursory peeps through microscopes ....
Agnes Grey - By Anne Bront
...`` Yes, but I can not pretend to judge a man 's character by a single cursory glance at his face . "...
The Vicar of Wakefield - By Oliver Goldsmith
...It is possible, the anxiety from this last circumstance alone might have brought on a relapse, had I not been supplied by a traveller, who stopped to take a cursory refreshment ....
The Bacchae of Euripides - By Euripides, John Edwin Sandys
...i be supported by Plutarch 's iroXoia in the passagequoted above, but that epithet seems equally applicable to the former sense, in which the traditions are spoken of as -LRB- # i ` A. oi iroXaioi, veteres amid; had he used ap ^ aia nitrris, antiqua fidts, prisca fides, he might have been appealed to with greater confidence as in favor of the second rendering; his paraphrase of the passage is however too loose and cursory to admit of our relying upon it for the determination of so nice a point ....
The Circular Staircase - By Mary Roberts Rinehart
...When Mr. Jamieson had finished his cursory examination, he got up and dusted the knees of his trousers ....
The Prime Minister - By Anthony Trollope
...He had no father or mother, no uncle, aunt, brother or sister, no cousin even whom he could mention in a cursory way to his dearest friend ....
James Russell Lowell - By Horace Elisha Scudder
...In the same number of the North American which contained the two papers just noted, he wrote also an article on `` The President on the Stump, " which, after a cursory consideration of the growing division between President Johnson and Congress, closed with a hypothetical address delivered to a Southern delegation by an imaginary President Johnson ....
The History of Fiction - By John Colin Dunlop
...The labor bestowed upon this important work has seldom, we dhould uppwe, been equalled; and we hft e th fullest conviction, from the merely cursory examination we are able to Kitc to such a stupendous task, that the mult justifies all the labor, lime, and money expended upon it ....
Penrod - By Booth Tarkington, Gordon Grant, Doubleday, Page & Company, Country Life Press
...No mirror was in his range of vision and, though he had submitted to cursory measurements of his person a week earlier, he had no previous acquaintance with the costume ....