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  • He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • I did a cursory search on Google and found several articles.
  • A cursory inspection failed to reveal the house’s structural flaws.

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