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gratuitous

Law given or made without receiving any value in return
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In spite of all the pains I took to explain to all the shrewder heads of the little place the immense importance of being rid of the idiots, and in spite of the fact that I gave my services gratuitously to the sick people of the district, a shot was fired at me from the corner of a wood.
The indigent blind of that state are admitted gratuitously.
Adam was not a man to be gratuitously superstitious, but he had the blood of the peasant in him as well as of the artisan, and a peasant can no more help believing in a traditional superstition than a horse can help trembling when he sees a camel.
Though his services were rendered quite gratuitously.
On this occasion I fell swiftly and hopelessly out of love with the prospect I had so gratuitously embraced.
We should feed and clothe him gratuitously sometimes, and recruit him with our cordials, before we judge of him.
If I've a--a loathsome sore, to gratuitously display it would be abominable--abominable
Let me see,' said Mortimer, as they went along; 'I have been, Eugene, upon the honourable roll of solicitors of the High Court of Chancery, and attorneys at Common Law, five years; and--except gratuitously taking instructions, on an average once a fortnight, for the will of Lady Tippins who has nothing to leave--I have had no scrap of business but this romantic business.
In 2017, the Office of the President of Azerbaijan gratuitously transferred 948,850 mulberry seedlings to organizations and farmers engaged in cocoon production, district executive authorities and municipalities for the growing of mulberry gardens in various districts.
We dread the day when the courts would practically cease to exist because of this unbridled authoritarian license gratuitously bestowed by an institution that arguably abdicated its crucial power by seemingly yielding to bullying tactics and responses.
WE will be giving many fans stick this weekend when TV cameras capture them gratuitously sobbing after play-off heartbreak.
For no reason whatsoever, other than being influenced by alcohol and drugs, you gratuitously attacked this unfortunate young woman.