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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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As the essential grossness and contingency of the created world, the wounds are beyond remedy.
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.
He noted that after a religious procession that he believed surpassed "in grossness the grossest idolatry," the doors of the orphanage were opened and "Upward of one hundred girls, mostly under twelve years of age, were arranged along the four sides of a room .
Given the book's high grossness factor, it may not work for every reader.
It lacked the exuberance and comic grossness of Celati's earlier works, presenting itself in the pseudo-realistic guise of contemporary hearsay, the narrator purporting to have gathered many of these stories from everyday voices on the banks of the Po Valley.
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.
He would use her fortune in a way that would make her think better of it and rub off a certain grossness attaching to the good luck of an unexpected inheritance" (446).
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.
In these days of hype, grossness and glitz, Dr Brown is a model of scientific practice who is even more imposing by the low profile that he has been able to keep over the last two decades.
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.
Shunning the usual grossness and gore of modern horror, this tale subtly uses the audience's imagination rather than a bucketload of special effects.