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She travels with a universal plug adapter and an international tip and gratuity guide.
  a tip given in appreciation for service — as to a waiter
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gratuity gratuities
Strongly Associated with:   gratuitous
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  • She travels with a universal plug adapter and an international tip and gratuity guide.
  • The restaurant includes a 15% gratuity for parties of five or more.
  • They also provided me with what she called "a gratuity": $28.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Although gratuities in the South—at least up until that time—had been in general eschewed or never taken seriously, he should have known better than to tip Thomas McGuire a nickel—wiser to give no tip at all.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • A third, in the absence of opponents, between two councils would simply solicit a special gratuity for his faithful services, well knowing that at that moment people would be too busy to refuse him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A coachman who wants a gratuity is capable of anything, even of imagination.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I believed that love is a gratuity, not a reward to be earnedjust as they believe it is their right to demand an unearned wealth.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Having seen Jacopo fairly out of the harbor, Dantes proceeded to make his final adieus on board The Young Amelia, distributing so liberal a gratuity among her crew as to secure for him the good wishes of all, and expressions of cordial interest in all that concerned him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • That gratuity which I receive at Christmas, ma’am: I never touch it.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • He appeared a comfortable owner of something, a man from whom the common run of mortals could well expect gratuities.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie

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  • She heard Jonathan Kail’s heavy footsteps up and down the stairs till he had done placing the luggage, and heard him express his thanks for the ale her husband took out to him, and for the gratuity he received.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • So we slide from bribe to gratuity.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He remembered the evenings he had come to this house, a bottle beside him on the seat, and they had gone tooting off together; and the evenings he had brought bottles in gift packages, discreet gratuities for her brother; and the nights in the apartment, sharing a decanter drink for drink because she loved her liquor.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He may ENJOY this finer tribute—that is another affair, but on condition only of taking it as a gratuity "thrown in," a mere miraculous windfall, the fruit of a tree he may not pretend to have shaken.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • But the new family did not make its appearance; it was only through Raggles that she heard of their movements—how Miss Crawley’s domestics had been dismissed with decent gratuities, and how Mr. Pitt had only once made his appearance in London, when he stopped for a few days at the house, did business with his lawyers there, and sold off all Miss Crawley’s French novels to a bookseller out of Bond Street.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Lookee, friend," cries Jones, "the right owner shall certainly have again all that she lost; and as for any farther gratuity, I really cannot give it you at present; but let me know your name, and where you live, and it is more than possible you may hereafter have further reason to rejoice at this morning’s adventure."
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • We are not permitted to accept gratuities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "Capable of gratuity!" He laughed with delight.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Water, rest, shelter, and protection were all he looked for from the proprietor, and they were gratuities.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • With fifteen thousand pounds, a gratuity and a pension from the Circus, a man—as Control would say—can afford to come in from the cold.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • "Yes," Bacchus said, "although with demigod parties of five or more the gratuity is included, so that wasn’t necessary."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • She appreciated my generosity, no doubt, and saw clear to the idea that she might expand on that gratuity by increasing the canvas, if I may adopt an art analogy.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • He may ENJOY this finer tribute—that is another affair, but on condition only of taking it as a gratuity "thrown in," a mere miraculous windfall, the fruit of a tree he may not pretend to have shaken.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • That’s your gratuity," he sulked before suddenly perking up.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Every stranger is a potential excuse-maker or gratuity artist, if not an outright enemy, and every friend is a potential favor-seeker.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I haven’t had time to leave gratuities.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • They’re not struggle for survival, not a pain in the neck that would make me vulnerable to, say, some gratuity from you.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • ...distributing so liberal a gratuity among her crew as to secure for him the good wishes of all...
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We are getting used to tidy, noiseless waiters, who glide hither and thither, and hover about your back and your elbows like butterflies, quick to comprehend orders, quick to fill them; thankful for a gratuity without regard to the amount; and always polite—never otherwise than polite.
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gratuity [7] , gratuitous [6]
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