Examples of gorilla in a Sentence
She hired some gorilla as her bodyguard.
the loan shark sent a couple of gorillas to “convince” him to pay up
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Johnson's preparation for his latest movie included the incredible experience of spending time with a real silverback gorilla in Atlanta Zoo.
Any moment of real danger gets punctuated with gags like a gorilla’s middle finger.
That, of course, would be Johnson's Davis Okuye, a primatologist whose prize subject -- a sign-language-fluent albino gorilla named George -- unluckily runs afoul of a pathogen that plummets from the sky, courtesy of an avaricious corporation.
Okoye himself is introduced at the sanctuary, hanging out with George, an albino silverback gorilla (a fine motion-capture performance by Jason Liles).
The pathogens get loose in the world, infecting a gator in Florida, a wolf in the Rockies, and a gorilla at the San Diego zoo where Davis Okoye (Johnson) supervises the animals.
Rampage: This film based on a video game stars Dwayne Johnson, who raises George a gorilla from birth, but when scientists mess with genetics, things get ugly.
But in Ramage, Johnson's primatologist Davis Okoye is up against giant apex predators, trying to stop a huge crocodile, a 30-foot wolf and his beloved (and now oversized) albino gorilla George from destroying each other and the world.
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Financial Definition of GORILLA
What It Is
A gorilla is a company that controls most of the market for a product or service.
How It Works
For example, in the 1990s, Microsoft was a gorilla in the market for operating systems. Sure, there were competitors, but they were very small, had tiny market shares, and avoided taking Microsoft on directly. Microsoft had billions to invest in marketing and innovation, and could easily undercut, out-distribute, and outsell these tiny competitors. As the saying goes, an 800-pound gorilla does whatever it wants.
Why It Matters
A gorilla's huge size means that competitors must carefully consider the gorilla's potential reactions to certain business decisions. Many gorillas have a shot at monopolizing the market. However, federal antitrust laws, most notably the Sherman Act, make collusive activity and monopolistic behavior illegal in the United States. There is, however, still an incentive to compete with a gorilla. After all, an undetected price cut (or increase in production) will attract customers who are buying from the gorilla and customers who are not buying the product at all. Price adjustments may be subtle, including better credit terms, faster delivery or related free services.
Gorillas are most effective when the demand for the gorilla's product is not very affected by price. This is why gorillas are more effective in the short term; over the long term, prices often become elastic as consumers find cheaper substitutes for the product.
GORILLA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gorilla for English Language Learners
: a type of very large ape that has black fur and that comes from Africa
: a large, strong, and usually ugly or frightening man
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