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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