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Perfunctorily

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Perfu'nctorily. adv. [perfunctoriè, Lat.] Carelesly; negligently.

His majesty casting his eye perfunctorily upon it, and believing it had been drawn by mature advice, no sooner received it, than he delivered it to the lord-keeper. Clarendon.

Whereas all logic is reducible to the four principal operations of the mind, the two first of these have been handled by Aristotle very perfunctorily; of the fourth he has said nothing at all. Baker's Reflection on Learning.

Sources: Baker, Thomas (10) · Clarendon, Edward (73)

Attributes: Adverb (147) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Perfunctorily." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 5, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9581.


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