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superficial
used in Howards End

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relating to a surface rather than to anything deep or penetrating (often of injuries or thinking)
  • not the superficial cynicism that snarls and sneers, but the cynicism that can go with courtesy and tenderness
    Chapter 11 (43% in)
superficial = shallow (relating to a surface rather than to anything deep or penetrating)
  • It was new, it had island platforms and a subway, and the superficial comfort exacted by business men.
    Chapter 3 (24% in)
  • There was a thing—something about a faun in French—which Helen went into ecstasies over, but I thought it most tinkling and superficial, and said so, and I held to my opinion too.
    Chapter 5 (54% in)
  • It is disquieting to fulfil a prophecy, however superficially.
    Chapter 37 (99% in)
  • Again and again must the drums tap, and the goblins stalk over the universe before joy can be purged of the superficial.
    Chapter 41 (90% in)
  • She knew this superficial gentleness, this confession of hastiness, that was only intended to enhance her admiration of the male.
    Chapter 43 (86% in)

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