Examples of usage:

  1. Looking at the matter superficially, one would say that a striking difference between our science and that of the world's gray fathers is that there is every day less and less of the element of wonder in it. "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays" by James Russell Lowell
  2. Hawthorne said among other things: Margaret Fuller had a strong and coarse nature which she had done her utmost to refine, with infinite pains; but, of course, it could be only superficially changed.... "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees" by Mary Caroline Crawford
  3. It was fought out, now here, now there, by isolated individuals and small groups, and often for what appeared small and almost personal ends, having sometimes, superficially, little in common. "Woman and Labour" by Olive Schreiner
  4. A frank relation with him was only superficially discredited: she ought for his own sake to send him a word of cheer. "The Spoils of Poynton" by Henry James
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