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lacking in intellectual depth or thoroughness

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hasty and without attention to detail

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As he approached quite close to me I obtained an excellent view of him, and though I was later to become better acquainted with his kind, I may say that that single cursory examination of this awful travesty on Nature would have proved quite sufficient to my desires had I been a free agent.
I have not enumerated half the vexatious propensities of my pupils, or half the troubles resulting from my heavy responsibilities, for fear of trespassing too much upon the reader's patience; as, perhaps, I have already done; but my design in writing the few last pages was not to amuse, but to benefit those whom it might concern; he that has no interest in such matters will doubtless have skipped them over with a cursory glance, and, perhaps, a malediction against the prolixity of the writer; but if a parent has, therefrom, gathered any useful hint, or an unfortunate governess received thereby the slightest benefit, I am well rewarded for my pains.
After a cursory examination of the stateroom he wandered out into the cabin.
Anywhere else in Chicago he would have stood a good chance of being arrested; but the policemen in Packingtown were apparently used to these informal movings, and contented themselves with a cursory examination now and then.
The man died of gunshots to the head and chest, based on cursory examination by police.
We already know how great the music at AVA Festival is - past events and a cursory scan of this year's line-up prove it - but the conference side of things is pretty special too.
A cursory search for the app on Apple App Store also fails to throw up any results for the Congress app.
ROGER VARIAN has decided to retire his Group 1-winning filly Cursory Glance after she failed to recover from injuries she sustained at exercise in the spring.
ROGER Varian has been dealt a big blow with the news that Qipco 1000 Guineas second-favourite Cursory Glance will miss the Classic.
Even a cursory glance at Wales' fixtures list suggests Belgium might be a bit of an obstacle but if we can't qualify from a group containing Andorra, Cyprus and Israel then we might as well put a closing down sign on the FAW building and take up knitting.
In a cursory scan of Guns & Ammo back issues, I can confirm that this practice has been going on since G&A's second issue, published in the fall of 1958.
A cursory glance at the balance sheets of most Pakistani banks, at least the ones of significance, will reveal an interesting fact - that most of them are investing in Investment Grade foreign bonds.
Errors and irregularities may also be caused by other failing system components, such as bad cables, connectors, and logic board faults, and these can be evaluated using the fully featured version of Scannerz in cursory mode using a technique SCSC has termed "path isolation." Scannerz Lite has no option for cursory mode testing and is intended to be used by individuals that simply want to know if their system and drive are functioning properly.
A Gardai spokesman said: "Gardai were called by Customs & Excise following a cursory search of trailer unit of lorry.