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What’s missing from this gratuitous adaptation, which credits Watanabe as a consultant, is the atmosphere.Netflix's Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Misunderstands What Made the Original a Classic|Judy Berman|November 15, 2021|Time
Slott said that he worked with Kane on a particularly violent Two-Gun Kid issue which was censored before publishing but was then published in its gratuitous entirety in a special Gil Kane tribute issue.Punisher Writer Reveals Hero Has "Mountains" of Unpublished Storiesemail@example.com (Unknown)|October 7, 2021|TechCrunch
While she missed Phoenix’s first-round nail-biter over New York, Sophie Cunningham entered the game and impersonated her mentor, right down to the made threes and gratuitous technical.Why The Underdogs Have A Shot In The WNBA Semifinals|Howard Megdal|September 28, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
One fellow entertainer suggested the conversion was a “gratuitous” effort to curry favor with Jewish nightclub owners and audiences.The history fueling doubts over Britney Spears’s religious conversion|Rebecca Davis|August 26, 2021|Washington Post
It seemed gratuitous and counter-intuitive in a story that had already inflicted more than enough suffering.
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
Initially, I thought, “OK, they have to throw in a wave… that looks gratuitous.”Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down ‘Interstellar’: Black Holes, Time Dilations, and Massive Waves|Marlow Stern|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But God forbid a TV series premieres pushing out gratuitous emotion and gratuitous feeling.‘Red Band Society’ Is Really Freaking Sad (And May Be TV’s Best New Drama)|Kevin Fallon|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Israeli soldiers, my age, sat impassively on a bench while babies cried and a man complained about gratuitous humiliation.
A baronet scientifically skilled in pugilism, enjoyed no pleasure so much as giving gratuitous instructions in his favorite art.
“I dare say that looked very much like a gratuitous impertinence from—the packer,” he observed.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Such are the ideas which the dogma of gratuitous predestination gives of Divinity!Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Much difficulty arose, in the distribution of gratuitous supplies of food, from the routine of the public offices.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In consequence, they have imagined many gratuitous suppositions to explain the union of the soul with the body.Letters To Eugenia|Paul Henri Thiry Holbach