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gratuitous

Law given or made without receiving any value in return
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This perfectly gratuitous suggestion caused Mr Verloc to shuffle his feet slightly.
But since the question is capable of experimental decision, it would be gratuitous rashness to offer an opinion while that decision is lacking.
repeated John Want, with the air of a man who considered himself the object of a gratuitous insult.
Permit me to inquire the name of the magistrate who offers a gratuitous and unprovoked insult to a respectable person, under the protection of the bench.
Well, the superfluous proletariat destroyed, there will remain a population of capitalists living on gratuitous imports and served by a disaffected retinue.
Miss Garth's elaborate satire, addressed to her while she was in this frame of mind, was a purely gratuitous waste of Miss Garth's breath.
He would never stand there again; it was gratuitous dreariness.
At this gratuitous thrust a flood of crimson surged up Martin's magnificent, column-like throat and broke in hot waves over his cheeks.
Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
Of course, that got me thinking about the gratuitous nature of personal aviation.
Electronic auction: placement of video materials aimed at informing the public about the procedure for granting "far eastern hectare" for gratuitous use, popularizing measures to support citizens who have received land plots, on television with a total coverage of at least 90% of the municipalities of the sakhalin oblast
LYNDA La Plante has hit out at gratuitous sex and violence in TV crime dramas.