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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 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.
Farrow, never in trouble before, pleaded guilty on the basis it was "workplace banter taken to grossly inappropriate levels", Newcastle Crown Court heard.
The club said: "We are totally outraged that now, some nine months after his voluntary resignation, he regurgitates his grossly inaccurate and misrepresentative assertions.
But last night the club said: "We are totally outraged that nine months after his voluntary resignation, he regurgitates his grossly inaccurate and misrepresentative assertions against us.
A COUNCILLOR said he had 'been through hell' after he was found not guilty of sending a grossly offensive tweet to Labour's London mayor hopeful Sadiq Khan.
PASTOR James McConnell has been found not guilty of making grossly offensive remarks during a sermon in which he branded Islam ''satanic''.
Yet, the media's use of language like "Islamist terrorist cell", "suspected Islamists" or "Islamist attacks" ('Belgium deploys troops', GDN, January18) is at best blatantly biased and grossly prejudiced and orientalist.
It is apparent that the current size of our police force is grossly inadequate to provide security and protection for a highly urbanized city like Makati," Binay said.