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  • "Deo gratis," the choir sang back and the people stood to leave.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • That, if the ship was recovered, they should afford Friday and myself a passage gratis to England.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • I hate him for he is a Christian; But more for that in low simplicity He lends out money gratis, and brings down The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Either the diplomatist must give his lessons gratis, and I will tolerate him, or he must never set his foot again in my house;—do you understand, madame?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • THE TROOPER: I enter gratis.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Sin: Principes persecuti sunt me gratis: et a verbis tuis formidavit cor meum.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • All that I do _gratis_—_anamatyer_ (_en amateur_).
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Routes cross here—people bound for private sanitariums or tuberculosis resorts in the mountains, people who are no longer persona gratis in France or Italy.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • She had lived many years in that garret, being permitted to remain there gratis by successive Catholic tenants of the house below, as they deemed it a blessing to have her there.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • She smelled the thick bit of punk which was given gratis with each purchase and which, when lit, smoldered for hours and was used to set off the firecrackers.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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  • GEORGE: Et gratis tua illis succurrente, mereantur evadere judicium ultionis.
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • He did this gratis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • He that plays the king shall be welcome,—his majesty shall have tribute of me; the adventurous knight shall use his foil and target; the lover shall not sigh gratis; the humorous man shall end his part in peace; the clown shall make those laugh whose lungs are tickle o’ the sere; and the lady shall say her mind freely, or the blank verse shall halt for’t.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Sometimes the registrars were kind enough to supply that material gratis.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • And here were these freemen assembled in the early morning to work on their lord the bishop’s road three days each—gratis; every head of a family, and every son of a family, three days each, gratis, and a day or so added for their servants.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • My smile was changed, because they had given me some lower teeth gratis to replace the ones I lost in Mexico.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • That pamphlet is translated into Russian by some Russian philanthropists of aristocratic rank and evangelical aspirations, and has been distributed gratis for the enlightenment of the people.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • About five hundred Cuban doctors worked gratis in Haiti now—not very effectively, because they lacked equipment, but even as a gesture it meant a lot to Farmer.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The next day I sent him his fine sword and cane gratis, and demanded nothing of him, but I had no mind to see him, unless it had been so that he might be satisfied I knew who he was, which he was not willing to.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids; there were bunches of grapes, made, in the shopkeepers’ benevolence to dangle from conspicuous hooks, that people’s mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons,
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • At which words, without taking any leave, she flung out of the room; for the lower sort of people are very tenacious of respect; and though they are contented to give this gratis to persons of quality, yet they never confer it on those of their own order without taking care to be well paid for their pains.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • That she had already permitted him to make love to her he read as an additional assurance, not fully trowing that in the fields and pastures to "sigh gratis" is by no means deemed waste; love-making being here more often accepted inconsiderately and for its own sweet sake than in the carking, anxious homes of the ambitious, where a girl’s craving for an establishment paralyzes her healthy thought of a passion as an end.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • All they do is to get hold of our good Russian money free, gratis, and for nothing.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Rigby and Lowndes to give the information gratis, that it was half-past one.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • Thinkest thou I’ll endanger my soul gratis?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • When I find out, and I will find out, I’ll let you know, gratis.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "I am willing to shave Your Grace two or even three times a week gratis," answered Ivan Jakovlevitch.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Nose
  • I know not how they sold themselves: but thou, like a kind fellow, gavest thyself away gratis; and I thank thee for thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • I’ll give you half of the first cargo for yourself, free gratis for nothing—just to make a good start.’
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The next morning he had no difficulty learning the name of this unsettling fellow traveler, including the gratis news that the two of them had taken adjoining rooms on the second floor.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I tried to tell her, but I could not get her to understand how hard it was to start anew, especially since for years I had given programs for gratis, for organi— zations that had little to no funds.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • One does not have kings gratis.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But sins may bee pardoned to the repentant, either Gratis, or upon such penalty, as God is pleased to accept.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • They spoke to me with great humanity, and said, "they were sure the captain would carry me gratis to Lisbon, whence I might return to my own country; that two of the seamen would go back to the ship, inform the captain of what they had seen, and receive his orders; in the mean time, unless I would give my solemn oath not to fly, they would secure me by force.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • "Thou art right, Sancho my friend," said Don Quixote, "and Altisidora has behaved very badly in not giving thee the smocks she promised; and although that virtue of thine is gratis data—as it has cost thee no study whatever, any more than such study as thy personal sufferings may be—I can say for myself that if thou wouldst have payment for the lashes on account of the disenchant of Dulcinea, I would have given it to thee freely ere this.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Gratis," Trina announced in a tone that was the vocal equivalent of rusted iron.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Two items, both vital, and the first I’ll give you-gratis.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And here were these freemen assembled in the early morning to work on their lord the bishop’s road three days each—gratis; every head of a family, and every son of a family, three days each, gratis, and a day or so added for their servants.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Tell not me of mercy; This is the fool that lent out money gratis: Gaoler, look to him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • It may only be a thou or two, or it may go to twenty, or it may be gratis, who knows?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He goes to the spectacles which God furnishes gratis; he gazes at the sky, space, the stars, flowers, children, the humanity among which he is suffering, the creation amid which he beams.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Idiot though he was, the noble scion tried to cheat his professor, and they say he succeeded in getting him to continue the treatment gratis for two years, by concealing the death of his benefactor.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • Calculate when it burns out and you receive gratis 1 pair of our special non-compo boots, guaranteed 1 candle power.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A halter gratis; nothing else, for God’s sake!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • "I commence gratis," said the stranger.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He also observed that he would throw in a couple of miller-guns for the Marcos gratis—that everybody was using them now.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • As for the theft, that is understood; one does not kill a man gratis.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Half of it should consist of nobles, who should fill all the places up to Major-General, and serve gratis and pay their own expenses; and they would be glad to do this when they should learn that the rest of the regiment would consist exclusively of princes of the blood.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • The piece, being universally approved, was copied in all the newspapers of the Continent; reprinted in Britain on a broad side, to be stuck up in houses; two translations were made of it in French, and great numbers bought by the clergy and gentry, to distribute gratis among their poor parishioners and tenants.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Without my having made any application for that honor, they chose me a member, and voted that I should be excus’d the customary payments, which would have amounted to twenty-five guineas; and ever since have given me their Transactions gratis.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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