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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cursory

cursory can be used as a adj

1.He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
2.A cursory examination of the latter revealed no mortal injuries and after a brief rest he asserted that he felt fit to attempt the return voyage. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.Bumble that it would be an innocent and virtuous way of spending the time, if he were further to allay his curiousity by a cursory glance at the interior of Mrs. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
4.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. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.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. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
6.It may be as well, however, to premise the cursory observations which I have to offer, by denying, very decidedly, what seems to be a general impression gleaned, as usual in a case of this kind, from the newspapers, viz. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
7.Through this work I obtained a cursory knowledge of history and a view of the several empires at present existing in the world it gave me an insight into the manners, governments, and religions of the different nations of the earth. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley

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