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We need not grovel in the sinks and cellars, neither need we ruminate upon the house-tops.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Behind the back of Monsieur P—— they grouch; before his face they grovel.
OVER THE FRONT IN AN AEROPLANE AND SCENES INSIDE THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH TRENCHESRALPH PULITZER
Nay, I would ask her forgiveness and grovel before her, if she would only let me enjoy her love again.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Then the two ladies who looked beheld Houdaine fall down at the feet of Sir Tristram and grovel there with joy.
THE STORY OF THE CHAMPIONS OF THE ROUND TABLEHOWARD PYLE
Mahmud tried to grovel at the captains feet, wailing to Allah and the Prophet.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
I will off into my Hell, and grovel there in fire for ever.'
THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS, VOLUME III (OF 16): MARCHSABINE BARING-GOULD
I've seen you grovel, and I've heard you whine, and what a man will do once he'll do again under like conditions.
THE TRANSGRESSION OF ANDREW VANEGUY WETMORE CARRYL
If Miss Sorel were going to be married, and leave for England, she wouldn't want a secretary long, so there was no need to grovel!
VISION HOUSEC. N. WILLIAMSON
Why, I would maroon any of my crew who would cry and grovel and snivel when tied up for his three dozen.
THE LADY OF LYNNWALTER BESANT
Like the miserable cur that you are, you grovel and beg and pray in a way that I would never condescend to do to you.
JACK HARKAWAY AND HIS SON'S ESCAPE FROM THE BRIGAND'S OF GREECEBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG

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