Origin of cursory
Examples from the Web for cursory
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
A cursory glance disclosed the fact that, brief as it was, there were mistakes in every key.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)|Alexander Wheelock Thayer
It took us four days to obtain even a cursory view of Liverpool and Birkenhead.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
It is idle, however, to give more than the most cursory consideration to sections of imaginary positions.
A cursory description of the relations of the sexes since primeval days is of special importance for the purpose of this book.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
Villa's cursory description had not prepared Calvin Full for the reality of the huge beings.The Enormous Room|Horace Leonard Gold
British Dictionary definitions for cursory
Word Origin for cursory
Word Origin and History for cursory
c.1600, from Middle French cursoire "rapid," from Late Latin cursorius "hasty, of a race or running," from Latin curs-, past participle stem of currere "to run" (see current (adj.)).