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gross

a unit of quantity equal to 12 dozen
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When it is violently, grossly, and cruelly used, it produces a good effect, by creating, or at any rate bringing out, the spirit of revolt and Individualism that is to kill it.
A fresh mode of Beauty is absolutely distasteful to them, and whenever it appears they get so angry, and bewildered that they always use two stupid expressions - one is that the work of art is grossly unintelligible; the other, that the work of art is grossly immoral.
It is grossly selfish to require of ones neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions.
It represents but grossly what took place within me at the sight to say that on the second my decision was made; yet I believe that no woman so overwhelmed ever in so short a time recovered her grasp of the ACT.
It was an infamous prosecution, grossly infamous; but not the less likely to succeed on that account."
If an act of a particular State, though unfriendly to the national government, be generally popular in that State and should not too grossly violate the oaths of the State officers, it is executed immediately and, of course, by means on the spot and depending on the State alone.
14 ( ANI ): Unpopular Twitter accounts that have very few followers could escape prosecution for posting "grossly offensive" messages as part of an attempt to protect free speech online under new guidelines being developed by a British prosecutor in the UK.
A TEENAGER denied posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook about the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan.
SUPERMARKETS' cheap Christmas booze deals are "grossly irresponsible," an MSP said yesterday.
The Boro boss has branded fans' criticism of the young keeper as "grossly unfair", after he bore the brunt of supporter frustration as Boro lost this week for the first time this season in the Championship.
Analysis of the social status of many grossly overweight people shows that many are on low incomes.
CHELTENHAM manager Martin Allen has defended himself against what he describes as "false and grossly untrue allegations" that have seen him placed on gardening leave by the Coca-Cola League Two club.