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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. Those from the adjoining state of Connecticut, or from the states of Maine, Vermont, or New Hampshire, are admitted by a warrant from the state to which they respectively belong; or, failing that, must find security among their friends, for the payment of about twenty pounds English for their first year's board and instruction, and ten for the second.
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. Until the Day of Judgment.
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.'
By withdrawing support services for drug addicts, society is gratuitously herding them into a collective cliff edge of despair.
Rarely do we find our country's Vice President, who received the votes of 14,418,817 Filipinos in the 2016 elections, disparaged so gratuitously and with uncharacteristic ill manner.
The city will receive gratuitously BGN 14 million under the EU Operational Program "Environment".