gratuitous remark

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This gratuitous remark discredits literary criticism that has enlivened and enriched the study and teaching of literature.
And Sarkozy's undeniable success in implementing his labor laws, exemplified by sparse street demonstrations, has been undermined by his irrepressible will to provoke, reflected in his gratuitous remark that "today when there is a strike in France, no one notices it
Woolmer closed his quoted defence with a gratuitous remark that borders on the offensive.
This is a tatty, offensive and gratuitous remark from one of m'learned friends who is laughing all the way to the bank.
Firstly, Dan O'Neill insults the integrity of God with his gratuitous remarks about queue jumping.
Except for a few gratuitous remarks condemning Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, these essays present well-written and compelling first-hand accounts of early American advisers in the field, who understood the issues and problems and thought they knew how to help.
That order went far beyond the facts of the case and made highly derogatory and totally gratuitous remarks about our pilots, even going so far as to demean the many American Airlines pilots who served in the U.
People who make gratuitous remarks about her are off base.
Thus, care must be exercised while preparing workpapers to avoid gratuitous remarks and superfluous comments.
These are not just gratuitous remarks, but comments that betray a Taliban mindset.