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 Meanings and Examples of GRATUITOUS
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gratuitous
 a.  given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned
Classic Sentence:
1  Sisteron, for the gratuitous instruction of poor.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
2  Equality has an organ: gratuitous and obligatory instruction.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
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 Dumas
Get 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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
5  And tonight's business seems quite gratuitous folly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
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 Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER IX
7  They rebuild their houses for them gratuitously when they are ruined.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—A HARD BISHOPRIC FOR A GOOD BISHOP
Example Sentence:
1  Yet many of these movies contain gratuitous and graphic violence.
2  There's too much crime and gratuitous violence on TV.
3  Archbishop Tutu said scared car owners handed over the keys but were then shot dead in cold blood for the sheer hell of it -- utterly, gratuitously, and wantonly.