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Definitionhasty and without attention to detail; or not thorough
- He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.Chapter 3 (70% in)
- 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.Chapter 2 (53% in)
- 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.Chapter 13 (57% in)
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