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Gross

The amount before any subtractions are made. For example, the amount that a person earns from an employer represents his gross income. He then subtracts his tax liability and other deductions to arrive at his net income.
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He dares raise his repulsive head and hurl indignity and affront in the face of an enlightened reading public--the coarse, unrefined expression of his own depravity and grossness.
In one moment, he can reveal carnality and tenderness, "brutality" and "softness," "heartiness" and "fraudulent grossness.
It also displays the fact that Six has a somewhat larger budget this time for more grossness and disgust, which his tech crew delivers with relish.
Quite unlike the movies which are so keen to continue the modern trend for grossness of the deepest order, this film will touch the hearts of many.
Lulu Slim--but how my mind reels--whose physical enormity was matched only by the enormity of her reputed sexual appetite and prowness, her grossness only by the grossness she inspired, the legend only by the reality.
Frizzy hair, on both boys and girls, is a sign of stupidity or grossness.
The nuanced approach to the character -- the grossness of her appearance, her absolute focus on Rama when she sees him, her volatile reactions after and the lifechanging realisation that followed later -- gave a varied perspective of the grief suffered by a woman spurned.
And in another dubious "sport", women wrestle one another in a muddy arena with little point to the exercise but the grossness of it all.
Hayhurst has some instinct for decorum in him too, but his wry fascination with the frat-boy grossness of minor-league culture prevails, and that's what he writes about, in the main.
An 1890 edition of Scott's translation vaunts as its advantage that it is "free from that grossness which is unavoidable in a strictly literal translation of the original.
The organization requested the judiciary to deal exceptionally with the case in view of the offense grossness and the hazards it poses towards society's security and safety.
The caskets, as Bassanio's speech illustrates, is where the "Renaissance opposition between grossness and fairness is racialized in gendered images of darkness, density, immorality, and ugliness" (95).