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Origin of cursory
OTHER WORDS FROM cursorycur·so·ri·ly, adverbcur·so·ri·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for cursory
Her best portraits combine areas of worked-up detail — especially hands and faces — with areas intentionally left blank or given only cursory treatment.Alice Neel was the greatest American portraitist of the 20th century. Her work continues to astonish.|Sebastian Smee|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
A cursory Google search led us to Buckethead’s Catfish & BBQ in Stonefort, another small community roughly 20 minutes south.A day’s drive from Chicago, exploring a very different Illinois|Carson Vaughan|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Taking to the Internet for a cursory search of this world reveals hundreds of videos of home-based animal breeding systems.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry|Dale Eisinger|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a cursory read-through, Walsh offered him a part in The Big Trail.A New Biography Shows That ‘John Wayne’ Was His Own Best Creation|Christopher Bray|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A cursory inspection of available podcasts was unable to reveal the reason for the difficulty with iTunes.
At the time, many in the audience only had a cursory knowledge of comic books.The Rise of Superhero Therapy: Comic Books as Psychological Treatment|Alex Suskind|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unless some kind of sky-high musical chairs ensues, anything more than a cursory pre-potty hello could become a little tricky.Wingman, an App for Hookups at 30,000 Feet, Wants To Be the Tinder of Airline Travel|Charlotte Lytton|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We had not time enough to walk over the gardens; but, from a cursory view of them, did not much regret our loss.
The natural history of these provinces would be an inexhaustible subject: the cursory traveller can only describe generally.
Lyons appeared to me, from the cursory information which I could obtain, to be as cheap as any town in France.
The most cursory study of history would reveal the falseness of this contention.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
In order to introduce this story, it will be requisite to take a cursory view of some previous occurrences.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I|Francis Augustus Cox