• WordNet 3.6
    • n grossness the quality of lacking taste and refinement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Lion King is the top grossing Disney movie of all-time with domestic gross intake of $312 million
    • n Grossness The state or quality of being gross; thickness; corpulence; coarseness; shamefulness. "Abhor the swinish grossness that delights to wound the' ear of delicacy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 1988 move "Big" which was directed by Penny Marshall was the first movie by a female director to gross over $100 million domestically
    • n grossness The state or quality of being gross, in any sense; especially, indelicacy; rudeness; vulgarity.
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  • Paul Newman
    Paul Newman
    “The embarrassing thing is that the salad dressing is out-grossing my films.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.”
  • Errol Flynn
    Errol Flynn
    “My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “Pure innovation is more gross than error.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.”
  • Martin Luther
    “So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.”


In literature:

Such a union is equally suitable to an age of gross barbarism and an age of false philosophy.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
It is an imposition so gross, and should have been one so perilous, that Iago would never have ventured it before.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
The expression is either a gross libel or a lamentable fact.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
After some days he began to think himself guilty of gross neglect in not having called on the lady at headquarters.
"The Actress in High Life" by Sue Petigru Bowen
I am able to contradict the gross falsehood.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Yes, but remember that you are judging by the gross impression, not by the element of race or breed as distinguished from the rest.
"Anthropology" by Robert Marett
How could such a gross falsehood have arisen?
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
You will find this Castro unbearably gross.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
It was James the Gross who came forward to act as herald.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
Gross, that gentleman was engaged in waiting upon a customer.
"The Burglar's Fate And The Detectives" by Allan Pinkerton

In poetry:

It was not these, and yet I knew
That song; but now, alas,
My unpurged ears prove all too gross
To keep the nameless air that was
And is not; and my eyes forget
The vision that I follow yet.
"Vision And Echo" by John Freeman
The music swells. His gross legs quiver.
His little lips are bright with slime.
The music swells. The women shiver.
And all the while, in perfect time,
His pendulous stomach hangs a-shaking.
"Wagner" by Rupert Brooke
Which these gross-tissued words do sorely wrong.
Thou hast taught me on powerlessness a power;
To make song wait on life, not life on song;
To hold sweet not too sweet, and bread for bread though sour;
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson
You always fear to feel those smarts
Which we but sometimes prove,
Each little comfort much affects our hearts,
None but gross joys you move ;
Why then confess
Your fears in number more, your joys are less.
"A Paradox, That The Sick Are In A Better Case Than The Whole" by George Herbert
O happy period! blissful day!
(Hope, cheerful hails its distant ray,
Though rising tears stand trembling in her eyes)
When this gross heavy clay refin'd,
A fit companion for the mind,
To active, joyful, endless life shall rise!
"A Complaint of the Mind" by Ann Steele
Earth floated then below;
The chariot paused a moment there;
The Spirit then descended;
The restless coursers pawed the ungenial soil,
Snuffed the gross air, and then, their errand done,
Unfurled their pinions to the winds of heaven.
"Queen Mab: Part IX." by Percy Bysshe Shelley

In news:

Carolina Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross will not play Sunday against Atlanta.
Gross is sidelined with an ankle injury.
Travelle Wharton will start in Gross' place.
Science explains the gross-out comedy.
New research shows that being grossed out can be hilarious.
The van Gogh of the Gross-Out .
Domino's gross-out : 'Little did they know that the cheese was in his nose.
Revenge of the Gross-Out King.
Country Day's balanced attack overpowers Grosse Ile .
Midway through the first quarter, Grosse Ile senior running back Brian Christen scored on a 5-yard run.
Grosse Ile 70, Dearborn Heights Robichaud 51.
Grosse Ile scores early, often in offensive blitz.
A Tiffin man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he was indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition .
Irena Grudzinska Gross is the author of The Scar of Revolution and Custine, Toqueville, and the Romantic Imagination.
Lena Christine "Me- Jah -Be" Gross, 46, died Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 at her home in Dodge City.

In science:

Compared with the experiment at the lowest temperature T = 20K (Fig.4, dotted line), the contribution from the 2 → 3 band transition is slightly lower in position, making a redundant shoulder at 0.013 Ryd, but the gross structure including the position of the midIR peak is reproduced.
Calculation of Optical Conductivity of YbB$_{12}$ using Realistic Tight-Binding Model
Furthermore, in an important paper Gross-Zagier ([GZ85]) derived a formula for the prime ideal factorization of j (τ1 ) − j (τ2 ) where τ1 , τ2 generate maximal quadratic orders with coprime discriminants.
Complex Multiplication Tests for Elliptic Curves
Gross. A new thermodynamics from nuclei to stars.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Gross - Pitaevskii equation of the interacting charged Bose gas.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Important examples are the three-dimensional Gross-Neveu and Thirring models in their large-N limits .
Holography, Duality and Higher-Spin Theories