Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.
It was not Mr. Bambridge’s weakness to be a gratuitous flatterer.
Lydgate had often been satirical on this gratuitous prediction, and he meant now to be guarded.
But this ill-tempered anticipation that she could desire visits which might be disagreeable to her husband, this gratuitous defence of himself against selfish complaint on her part, was too sharp a sting to be meditated on until after it had been resented.
It was understood from the beginning that my services would be gratuitous.
Even the rumor of Reform had not yet excited any millennial expectations in Frick, there being no definite promise in it, as of gratuitous grains to fatten Hiram Ford’s pig, or of a publican at the "Weights and Scales" who would brew beer for nothing, or of an offer on the part of the three neighboring farmers to raise wages during winter.
There are no more uses of "gratuitous" in the book.