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When I picked myself up, I saw half the men securing the crate and the other half grovelling around something on the deck.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Men fell grovelling, only to be dragged into the open air and resuscitated, then sent once more into the cruelty of the fight.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
He lashed her so long, and he lashed her so sore, That grovelling she lay in a stream of red gore.
THE TALE OF BRYNILD, AND KING VALDEMAR AND HIS SISTERANONYMOUS
Then I took to writing, but the motive was grovelling, for I aimed at gaining money and flattery.
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The low style of Horace is according to his subject, that is, generally grovelling.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (13 OF 18): TRANSLATIONS; PASTORALSJOHN DRYDEN
Screaming, grovelling in abject fear, the miserable herd crept forth.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
The youth grovelling before him wondered to see him calm, and plucking up spirit stood upright.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
The girl could not flee; a moaning cry escaped her as her knees gave way and pitched her grovelling to the sward.
THE DEVIL IN IRONROBERT E. HOWARD
We deprecate such grovelling servility in the people as much as we pity the pride of the nobles.
SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT OF ENGLAND, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE THE THIRD TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, VOLUME II (OF 2)LADY ANNE HAMILTON
Mr. Whitmore slid from his chair and grovelling on the floor clasped Mr. Doidge's knees.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY REVELSIR ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH

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