The idea is too gross
and too invidious to be entertained.
Inwardly, in spite of his gross
body and highly masculine whiskers, he was more like a maiden lady than a man of twenty-nine.
It may be easily imagined how the relationship between Aramis and a seamstress who called the queen her sister amuse the young men; but Aramis, after having blushed two or three times up to the whites of his eyes at the gross
pleasantry of Porthos, begged his friends not to revert to the subject again, declaring that if a single word more was said to him about it, he would never again implore his cousins to interfere in such affairs.
What Wickham had said of the living was fresh in her memory, and as she recalled his very words, it was impossible not to feel that there was gross
duplicity on one side or the other; and, for a few moments, she flattered herself that her wishes did not err.
Men, you say, are too gross
to feel a pure friendship; in the first place, please to explain yourself on this point.
He did not want abilities but he had no curiosity, and no information beyond his profession; he read only the newspaper and the navy-list; he talked only of the dockyard, the harbour, Spithead, and the Motherbank; he swore and he drank, he was dirty and gross
Her neglect of her husband, her encouragement of other men, her extravagance and dissipation, were so gross
and notorious that no one could be ignorant of them at the time, nor can now have forgotten them.