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Definitiondone without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
- She had never given him more than perfunctory courtesy before, and so the beaming smile of pleasure with which she greeted him and the two hands outstretched to his almost took his breath away.1.6 (14% in)
- Few women except Suellen had ever given him more than perfunctory courtesy and it was very flattering to have a former belle like Scarlett hanging on his words.4.35 (20% in)
There are no more uses of "perfunctory" in Gone with the Wind.
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