But you have nothing to fear but fear itself (gratuitous FDR quotes reflect knowledge of history).
But she argues that the sabotage charge is unwarranted—a gratuitous retaliation for making the Obama administration look bad.
Even shorn of all that gratuitous nudity, though, Drive He Said would be far from a masterpiece.
It was so gratuitous…How does [Mastro] know who ended the relationship?
While Cuarón uses violence so effectively in his films, here it comes off as gratuitous and pointless.
She had suffered so bitterly that a pang of merely sentimental woe seemed a gratuitous cruelty.
He scorned a dedication, that misnomer for gratuitous advertising.
Hence it is not a question whether the word "libera" can ever be understood in the sense of gratuitous.
Arthur, I need not ask if you are innocent; it would be a gratuitous insult to you.
Justice is gratuitous, but the means of obtaining access to justice are not.
1650s, "freely bestowed," from Latin gratuitus "done without pay, spontaneous, voluntary," from gratus "pleasing, agreeable," from gratia "favor" (see grace). Sense of "uncalled for, done without good reason" is first recorded 1690s.