1 Sisteron, for the gratuitous instruction of poor.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
2 Equality has an organ: gratuitous and obligatory instruction.
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3 To no class of persons is the presentation of a gratuitous opera-box more acceptable than to the wealthy millionaire, who still hugs economy while boasting of carrying a king's ransom in his waistcoat pocket.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
4 Scorn, bitterness, unprovoked malignity, gratuitous desire of ill, ridicule of whatever was good and holy, all awoke to tempt, even while they frightened him.
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5 And tonight's business seems quite gratuitous folly.
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6 The self-sacrifice of a father or mother, or self-sacrifice with the possibility of a reward, is more comprehensible than gratuitous self-sacrifice, and therefore seems less deserving of sympathy and less the result of free will.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
7 They rebuild their houses for them gratuitously when they are ruined.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoGet Context In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP