None,” said spokesman Kong Man-keung, “and to say we allow them to operate is grossly inaccurate.
In a free-market economy, this grossly imbalanced situation would lead to both a property crisis and a banking crisis.
As with any good story, to divulge some of the grisly, perplexing details and the ending would be grossly unfair.
The grossly unequal societies we now know were beginning to form.
Then how does he respond criticism that writing and publishing it is grossly offensive?
But that which in an age of good government is an evil may, in an ago of grossly bad government, be a blessing.
That a King by grossly abusing his power may forfeit it is true.
By one of these infamous traffickers in flesh and blood our travellers were grossly plundered.
I cannot think how I could have misunderstood the paper so grossly.
In our political opinions, we have been grossly misunderstood and misrepresented.
mid-14c., "large;" early 15c., "coarse, plain, simple," from Old French gros "big, thick, fat, tall, pregnant; coarse, rude, awkward; ominous, important; arrogant" (11c.), from Late Latin grossus "thick, coarse (of food or mind)," of obscure origin, not in classical Latin. Said to be unrelated to Latin crassus, which meant the same thing, or to German gross "large," but said by Klein to be cognate with Old Irish bres, Middle Irish bras "big." Its meaning forked in English to "glaring, flagrant, monstrous" (1580s) on the one hand and "entire, total, whole" (early 15c.) on the other. Meaning "disgusting" is first recorded 1958 in U.S. student slang, from earlier use as an intensifier of unpleasant things (gross stupidity, etc.). Earlier "coarse in behavior or manners" (1530s) and, of things, "inferior, common" (late 15c.). Gross national product first recorded 1947.
"a dozen dozen," early 15c., from Old French grosse douzaine "large dozen;" see gross (adj.). Earlier as the name of a measure of weight equal to one-eighth of a dram (early 15c.). Sense of "total profit" (opposed to net) is from 1520s.
"to earn a total of," 1884, from gross (n.). Related: Grossed; grossing.
Gross (grōs), Samuel David. 1805-1884.
American surgeon and educator who wrote widely influential medical treatises, including A System of Surgery (1859).
Disgusting; rebarbative; grotty: at this moment (how gross!) blowing kisses into the phone (1958+ Teenagers)