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gross

a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
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The one thing of which I felt certain was, that the grossest of mankind could not have misconstrued her motive in speaking, even at that suspiciously late hour and in that suspiciously lonely place.
The mean and low, yet strangely man-like expression of his wilted countenance; the prying and crafty glance, that showed him ready to gripe at every miserable advantage; his enormous tail (too enormous to be decently concealed under his gabardine), and the deviltry of nature which it betokened,--take this monkey just as he was, in short, and you could desire no better image of the Mammon of copper coin, symbolizing the grossest form of the love of money.
This is the grossest and wildest delusion, the completest and most signal mistake, that ever human being laboured under, or committed.
Sensuality, mockery of all religion, and the grossest corruption, are far from uncommon.
Yet the spirit can for the time pervade and control every member and function of the body, and transmute what in form is the grossest sensuality into purity and devotion.
Without my diary, I doubt--pray let me express it in the grossest terms
The Indian representative also told the UNHRC that Pakistan was committing grossest violation of human rights by exporting terrorism to Jammu and Kashmir.
Women working on daily wages in the capital face the grossest violation of labour laws.
How ironic is it that Unicef is reporting this grossest of violations of the rules of warfare by a rebel body that itself is acting against resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
NATO has trampled in the grossest way on all the agreements and they have tried to trap all our neighbors in a double bind - either they side with Russia or with the West," the Russian foreign minister said.
The individual indictments separately expressed by the dissenters vis-a-vis the charges against me - "one of the grossest injustices," "pure invention", "fake charge," "laughable," "deeply disturbing," "plain and simple injustice," "quintessentially the use of the strong arm of the law" - are reflective of each dissenter's deep grasp of the context and extraordinary circumstances that characterize my case and the serious ramifications that underpin the majority ruling.
So you've never eaten it but that's the grossest thing you've seen over here.