gratuitousness love


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  • n. The state or characteristic of being gratuitous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or condition of being gratuitous.


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gratuitous +‎ -ness


  • Perhaps the most remarkable proposition in Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letter Caritas in Veritate, therefore, is the controversial assertion that gratuity-or as the official English translation frequently reads, "gratuitousness" - is essential to economic life.

    Catholic Community Speaks |

  • I am trying to grasp specifically what the Pope means by "gratuitousness", which I see appears 12 times in one form or another in #6, 34, 36, 38, 39.

    A magnificent encyclical in a great tradition

  • Also, surely, we should be allowed to express our sincerely held views without them needing to pass a test of "gratuitousness"?

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Moving on to the "coded" theology, this concerns chiefly the idea of gift or gratuitousness (34; 37; 39).

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Extreme violence that crossed over into gratuitousness regularly, what with the repeated cleaver to the head and bodies exploding into bloody mist.

    Mommas, Don't Let You Children Go Out To See Watchmen

  • And that is exactly what is most painful about Obama's elevation of Warren to "America's pastor:" the gratuitousness of it all.

    Mr. Obama Disagrees

  • December's gratuitousness was indeed enjoyable, but the blissful ignorance of overspending must be accounted for today.

    Dealing with Post-Holiday Debt

  • There's good deal of action, violence and bloodshed, but Abnett never crosses the line into gratuitousness.

    REVIEW: Ravenor by Dan Abnett

  • Eroticism is at its most intense when gratuitousness is absent.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Even I was struck by the gratuitousness of the pic of the bikini-clad lovely in a respectable family science mag while welcoming it as a pleasant change from the usual graphs or South American frogs.

    Great Minds Think Alike


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