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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Without going back to dinosaurs, there was a species of lemur that was like koala and could get up to 80 pounds and another that was about the size of a gorilla.
The One and Only Ivan, follows a gorilla named Ivan (voiced by Sam Rockwell) who tries to escape from captivity.
Although the Great Ape House is closed indefinitely while Calaya nurses her newborn, visitors still have access to the Zoo’s other gorillas: Moke’s troop and silverback bachelor brothers Kwame and Kojo.
The other gorillas in the troop are curious about the new arrival!
Davis treats George as something halfway between a child and a co-worker who’s in a unique position to help other gorillas acclimate to their new home at the refuge.
Moreover, all three species—humans, chimps and bonobos—are more closely related to one another than to gorillas or orangutans.
And one of those orphans, an albino gorilla named George, has a special bond with Davis, who rescued him in the wild.
In the past people have sent her images of herself photoshopped to resemble a gorilla, which is a trope frequently used to degrade people of color.
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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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