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used in A Thousand Splendid Suns

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done without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
  • At the house, Rasheed covered her with a quilt when she lay on the couch, but there was a stiff, perfunctory air about this gesture.
    Part One (87% in)
perfunctory = done without much interest — as when dispensing with a formality
  • The obligatory questions, the perfunctory answers.
    Part Two (19% in)
  • But it came out sounding broad, perfunctory, like the token consolation of a kind stranger.
    Part Two (41% in)

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