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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Even Hotspur, one would think, must have been patient in his slippers on a warm hearth, taking copious snuff, and sipping gratuitous brandy-and-water.
  • A gratuitous, entirely superfluous visit of that sort was sure to make a man disagreeable and ridiculous.
  • Lucy felt a little nervous under her father’s apparently gratuitous criticism of Mr. Wakem’s expenditure.

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  • She is known for distributing gratuitous insults.
  • a gratuitous assumption

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