He dropped a perfunctory kiss on her cheek and left.
The office of vice-president of the United States had so far in the history of the country been almost purely a perfunctory one, and has rarely, if ever, led to political promotion.
He completed the act in a perfunctory manner.
She gave a perfunctory little smile of dismissal.
They conducted a perfunctory examination.
Logic and theory of knowledge go together, and without living science, theory of knowledge loses touch with life, and logic becomes a perfunctory thing.
There were perfunctory attempts to test his understanding.
The consequence is, that the village priests, being too much occupied with their parochial duties, cannot give more than casual or perfunctory attention to the schools, and the numerous pupils either exist on paper only, or are handed over to half-educated cantors, deacons.
Another question is whether the Treasury is consulting Eddie George himself, in any more than a very perfunctory sense.
There have been attempts, albeit fairly perfunctory, to honor the dead in some way.
She turned, peering again down the river, as if the message she'd delivered was as perfunctory as a call to supper.
It was done in a perfunctory fashion.
My comments on the others are based on relatively perfunctory examinations of what is on the offer.
He speaks in a deep-voiced monotone, but he is not perfunctory in his replies or self-evidently bored, as other players can be.
The alabaster statue of Amenardus of the XXVth is faulty in pose, and perfunctory in modelling; the resemblance between this and the head of her nephew Tirhaka is perhaps the best evidence of truthful work.
In physics - but in that region of speculation its positions are more perfunctory - it teaches pantheism on a quasi-materialistic basis.
By this time the resources of music were such that the long and varied text of the Gloria and Credo inevitably either overbalanced the scheme or met with an obviously perfunctory treatment.
Handle it in a perfunctory way, never allowing your partner to step over the emotional line you've drawn.
Landing, we went through the somewhat perfunctory customs check and out to get our ride to the Hilton.
Everyone was tired so after perfunctory greetings over a single glass of wine for those of us drinking, we retreated to our sleeping quarters.
Some effort has been made to include questions for students to answer, but these are rather perfunctory attempts to test understanding.
They were not perfunctory performances - far from it.
As the same time, the divination process itself seems to have become more perfunctory, as the performance became more important than the result.