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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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Thus, the decision to purchase tourist products was studied in connection with a series of features, such as: the reliability offered by the travel agency, the promotions offered, the facilities and gratuitousness given, the price of the tourist product, its originality and diversity, and its degree of individuality.
Indeed, Pope Benedict insists that, without some recognition of the priority of gift, "without gratuitousness, there can be no justice in the first place.
Rather, both references have an abruptness, a contextual gratuitousness, and both form part of an instant and obvious appeal to mirth: characteristics that leave Hacketian connotation a real possibility.
And when it comes to gratuitousness, Welsh has clearly learnt a few things about sitting on the right side of the fence.
This excess of gratuitousness and love makes their donation assessable over and above any type of usefulness.
If there is any theme, it is invalidated by the gratuitousness of the Slades' fate and by the all too obvious arranging that must make that fate possible" (188).
The diegetic gratuitousness of this detail, Dubost suggests, points to its thematic status as an `indice revelateur' (pp.
in the old sad poetry"--but rather "here, under your nose," in a world where he suddenly senses what Percy elsewhere calls "the goodness and gratuitousness of created being"; a television in the background interrupts Will's reverie "with its quick, obedient, and above all grateful Los Angeles laughter," offering contemporary society's cheap and superficial escape from "the old sad home of our fathers"; and, at the same moment, "A Negro came whistling toward him under the street light, a young man his own age" (p.
In a statement to the World Food Day ceremony in Rome, Italy, where the FAO has its headquarters, the pope said that "in order to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, obstacles of self-interest must be overcome so as to make room for a fruitful gratuitousness, manifested in international co-operation as an expression of genuine fraternity".
On one hand, healing involves a social exchange that stands in contrast to market exchange, and not only because it often involves God or spirit guides as agents, but rather for the fact that healing includes an element (more or less pronounced) of gratuitousness and self-giving.
These ideas can also he found in Artaud, both in The Theater and Its Double (the latter in the guise of theater's being "an immediate gratuitousness provoking acts without use or profit" [24]) and in To Have Done with the Judgment of God.
Pope Benedict XVI's social encyclical Charity in Truth (2009) includes Catholic teaching on social principles of solidarity, subsidiarity, participation, ecology, human rights, social ethics, natural law, and gratuitousness.
The heart of the encyclical is gift, gratitude, graciousness, and gratuitousness.
By now, over-indulgence and gratuitousness are, even without meta-cinematic irony, a sort of irony in themselves.