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  • Most seem to degenerate into a prefunctory show-and-tell excercise, of which I must confess to using as a fall-back position all too often.

    Mr Hyper's got some splainin' to do!

  • Even Republican Senator Sam Brownback looked nothing but pained as he asked Gonzales to explain the reasons for each firing decision in the most prefunctory way imaginable.

    Gonzales Bombs in front of tough Senate Crowd and everywhere else

  • The right thing to do was to be where he belonged, when he belonged there, doing the work he was trained to do, but Bush had an erratic attendance record, and ended up doing much of his duty through prefunctory makeup dates with at best ill defined duties.

    Speaking of lists...

  • The island has been uninhabited for decades, and there is literally nothing there -- no tourism, no accommodations, no fresh water, no nothing -- so there is no reasonable or prefunctory reason why anyone who was NOT a cataway would have left those artifacts, especially a female.

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  • Plainspoken terms before "GOP cannot be worked with and has no intention of working anything out" has a chance of becoing part of the the CW narrative, thereby allowing them to cut short the pursuit of Holy Bipartisanship after making the obligatory prefunctory gestures in the future.

    The Nation: Top Stories

  • Well, when we first met, I'd really only expected that he'd have time for a prefunctory meeting, but we actually talked for nearly 2 hours.

    Planet Sun

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