But God forbid a TV series premieres pushing out gratuitous emotion and gratuitous feeling.
But you have nothing to fear but fear itself (gratuitous FDR quotes reflect knowledge of history).
The Israeli soldiers, my age, sat impassively on a bench while babies cried and a man complained about gratuitous humiliation.
Even shorn of all that gratuitous nudity, though, Drive He Said would be far from a masterpiece.
But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.
She had suffered so bitterly that a pang of merely sentimental woe seemed a gratuitous cruelty.
"I shall not stay in the store," I replied, indignant at his gratuitous fling at me.
Hence it is not a question whether the word "libera" can ever be understood in the sense of gratuitous.
"No," said Cass, hurriedly, with a crimson face and a sense of gratuitous rudeness.
Justice is gratuitous, but the means of obtaining access to justice are not.
1650s, "freely bestowed," from Latin gratuitus "done without pay, spontaneous, voluntary," from gratus "pleasing, agreeable," from gratia "favor" (see grace). Sense of "uncalled for, done without good reason" is first recorded 1690s.