Example sentences for: perfunctory

How can you use “perfunctory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The piece itself is tame and perfunctory, but when you open the paper to Page A12 where it continues, your eye travels immediately to the continuation of another front-page story headlined "G.O.P.

  • The version of this column available only to subscribers is not the rather perfunctory sales pitch you see before you.

  • Subsequent inaugurals routinely contain protestations of humility, but they are perfunctory and do not sound sincere.

  • Under-researched and perfunctory (no editor or reporter wants this unrewarding, time-consuming assignment), tending toward hyperbole (once a writer has picked things to preview, he has to justify his choices), previews nonetheless provide a valuable service.

  • Democrats gave her only a perfunctory welcome.

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