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costing nothing

not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case

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without cause

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costing nothing

unnecessary and unwarranted

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So, I'll concede that virtually all personal flying is, indeed, gratuitous.
She said: "It worries me greatly because there is gratuitous violence.
Gruesome and sickening acts of gratuitous violence and torture?
NATALIA Kills and her husband Willy Moon lasted for one show as judges of the New Zealand X Factor before they were fired, quite rightly, for their gratuitous, unfunny nastiness towards a contestant.
RAY DAVIES (Feedback, January 22) says he upholds the right of Charlie Hebdo to publish cartoons but concludes that he "can't support Charlie while it continues to create so much gratuitous offence".
I have always challenged the racist comments spouted by UKIP and BNP, and joined the campaign against The Sun's gratuitous sexist Page 3; but I would defend to the death their right to publish, just as I defend my own right to campaign against them.
Sachar, who had brought out a report on condition of Muslims in India in 2006, said, "It is a gratuitous insult not only to the biggest minority but to overwhelming population in the country who are against creating a religious divide.
Since 2005, Kazakhstan has provided gratuitous humanitarian aid worth over $72 million, said acting director of the Prevention Department of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kazakhstan Erik Tleuzhanov.
Hence the point of something like "Masters of Sex," in which sexual scenes are actually intrinsic to the story and organic, not gratuitous.
I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress,"
1350804) underwear scene was gratuitous, it was not intended to be degrading to women.
ON the bus I witnessed an uplifting, life-affirming, gratuitous act of kindness.
Wright; TIPPING GUIDE FOR GRATUITOUS FOLKS; Trafford (Business and Finance) $35.
A police spokesman said: "This was a random assault involving gratuitous violence.
What we're talking about is gratuitous swearing," he added.