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As a rule, bosses are more likely to respond negatively than positively to any style of resignation, but they really don't like the cold, perfunctory style, Klotz said.
The quick, perfunctory debate over the government's ability to spy on a large share of Americans' communications was desperately shallow.
And again when Rooney gave a startlingly insipid display against Newcastle, was hooked and given a perfunctory, limp handshake by Ferguson.
Modern technology doesn't encourage anything more than a perfunctory, cold, eyes-glued to computer queue reduction.
A perfunctory, hour-long set of the former Happy Mondays and Black Grape frontman's baggy-era hits, "before the disco", he at least showed typical swagger by flouting the smoking ban during Hallelujah's spiritual stomp and shake.
Isn't it about time the politicians stopped playing the perfunctory and rather out-dated blame game whenever their roles in Parliament are reversed?
The combination of limited presence and a distinctly subdued crowd conspired to make this an entirely perfunctory performance.
Imran Ghani contacted you on telephone, perfunctory excuses were made which he promptly clarified.
It is instead that the cost was borne and the project sponsored by the Amsterdam City Council--and the fact that almost no one objected to the display (though "Christians for Truth" issued a perfunctory statement).
It is all perfunctory bullshit, just trying to out-spin each other with no style.
According to the BBC, the award's judges describe its mandate as "to draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it".
Even the most perfunctory research will show UC campuses host literally hundreds of Christian student organizations.