Sentences Containing 'gratuity'
Commander Evans, the captain of "Doterel" telegrammed the Admiralty from Montevideo on 3 May 1881: The ship's guns, screw and other valuable fittings were salvaged by and . The contemporary rules governing pensions allowed the widow or dependent children of the dead men a gratuity equal to a year's pay, although the loss of their property was not compensated.
Finally, in 1833 the Pennsylvania Congress voted to give Hector the one time “gratuity” of forty dollars.
He didn't have the power of creating a new office, or granting any salary, gratuity, or allowance, without the sanction of the Governor-General of India.
He was dismissed, but in recognition of his past services they voted him a gratuity.
Justice William Brennan noted that welfare benefits are ‘‘a matter of statutory entitlement for persons qualified to receive them,’’ adding that ‘‘it may be realistic today to regard welfare entitlements as more like ‘property’ than a ‘gratuity’’’ Here Brennan cited Charles A. Reich’s book ‘‘The New Property’’.
The debtor, for fear of a very severe execution, was obliged, without any further gratuity, to vote for the candidate whom the creditor recommended.
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::: abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
::: aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
::: disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
::: flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: inculcate - teach (ideas or principles); instill
::: persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
::: negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
::: colloquy - informal discussion; conversation