Origin of gratuitous
Examples from the Web for gratuitous
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
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.
His story is largely devoid of wanton violence and gratuitous sex.
There was justified violence—going after al Qaeda—and then there was gratuitous violence.Ahmed Abu Khattala Arrest Spoils GOP’s Benghazi Party|Michael Tomasky|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She also prepared for gratuitous distribution a large number of four-page leaflets on the most common farm pests.Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm
Never did a periodical receive such an amount of gratuitous advertising.The Americanization of Edward Bok|Edward William Bok
The convicts have not broken out; but an epidemic of gratuitous mendacity has done so, it appears.
France rejected entirely the principle of gratuitous transit.The Development of Rates of Postage|A. D. Smith
When coinage is free and gratuitous, these two values are the same.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter