Definition of 'cursory'
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His claim was upheld during a period in which three-year refugee status was being given to almost all Syrians with only cursory checks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet subject this idea to more than the most cursory examination and it begins to crumble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They need only take a cursory glance at history to find an answer. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Security guards carried out a cursory check but left after finding no sign of a disturbance. The Sun (2015)It might look like it at a cursory glance. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But let not that cursory glance deceive. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Critics of the system say that only the most cursory checks are carried out on the background of applicants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The most cursory examination of advertisements shows that there is a wide discrepancy in the salaries attaching to apparently similar posts. Personnel Management: A New Approach (1991)He gives me a cursory glance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Take the most cursory look at the week's disasters. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So we had another cursory look around for about five minutes, found nobody. The Sun (2007)You wouldn't think it from a cursory glance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When comparing both players' serves a cursory glance suggests that there is little between the two. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What he is can't be seen in tattoos or with a cursory glance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He gave us a cursory glance, then lumbered off in pursuit of a female. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But again, our man walked through without a single cursory glance. The Sun (2006)A prison nurse officer visited reception to make a cursory inspection of newly admitted prisoners. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)I took a cursory look at his answers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A cursory look at the figures suggests there is a serious problem. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A cursory look at the fines imposed recall many fractious series that remain in memory and some spats that do not. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The men were stripped, numbered, given a cursory medical examination and put in boiler suits. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Too many high-risk prisoners are set loose after cursory checks, sometimes just a quick phone call. The Sun (2006)It had emerged that security badges at the base were obsolete and could be copied easily, while identity and vehicle checks were cursory at best. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said: 'I had a cursory look around and there were two rucksacks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Cloud cover invariably brings lavish movement, which a cursory look at recent results at Headingley suggests. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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