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But they cannot understand breaking the law as anything but gratuitous rebellion.
That said, there is of course no ethical justification for causing gratuitous suffering among our animal kin.
They may just not be as open culturally to gratuitous violence.
Indeed, much of the novel's unpleasantness is gratuitous, or at least a violation of the genre's conventions.
The extinction of species has been involved in the most gratuitous mystery.
And throw in some gratuitous accent marks.
So while it was an eye-popping effect, it wasn't gratuitous.
His psychologically and dramatically unwarranted attack on them is surely the most gratuitous farewell speech ever written.
Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly.
We don't need any gratuitous advice from your side.
Because the gratuitous nastiness from across the aisle.
Well argued but the last sentence is over the top, gratuitous.
We are indebted to his gratuitous mercy for the inestimable benefit of this light of faith.
Consider the gratuitous addition of caffeine to foods.
Pardon the gratuitous links, but each one provides far more detail for the charge being made.
So, generally speaking, conversations are apt to be lacking in gratuitous frivolities and cut to the nitty gritty.
And thus an idea for gratuitous self-promotion was born.
And later scenes, including a brief shot of a flayed corpse in the mountain snow, are wholly gratuitous.
My foregoing remarks might suggest that fiction is a gratuitous fabrication, a juggling devoid of transcendence.
The scene may at first appear gratuitous, an invention for its own sake, but it is far from idle.
If it is not present, the sentence will jar and seem gratuitous.
Line five on the first page is particularly gratuitous.
Critical inquiry need not involve gratuitous testing of local tolerance or acts of disrespect to local values and conventions.
It offers the performer a sense of authenticity and often has a gratuitous flamboyance.
But the particulars feel gratuitous and, especially in her case, cruel.
The gratuitous violence factor focuses on the intent of the killer as evidenced by his actions.
Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed.
Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.
However, transportation provided by an employer is likely not gratuitous if the employer gains the benefit.

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