from The Century Dictionary.

  • By groping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a groping manner.

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  • adverb In a groping manner; blindly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in an uncertain groping manner


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  • I know that today many seek their way gropingly and don't know in whom to trust.

    April 15th, 2009

  • Weak and reeling, I went out through the broken window and down the street, seeking to escape, instinctively and gropingly, from the awful shambles.

    Chapter 24: Nightmare

  • "No," Jees Uck answered slowly and gropingly, in order that she might do justice to her English.


  • Soon he walked with his hand stretched out gropingly before him, and more than once the hand fetched up against the solid trunks of massive trees.

    When the World Was Young

  • He began gropingly, as if he himself had never until now probed the complexities of his own behaviour, and was afraid of what he might find.

    His Disposition

  • A hand scored by the rope came up gropingly as it was freed, and plucked back the last folds from a shock head of disordered dark hair, and a face Cuhelyn knew well.

    His Disposition

  • What! only a wall separated him from those abandoned beings who lived gropingly in the dark outside the pale of the rest of the world, he was elbow to elbow with them, he was, in some sort, the last link of the human race which they touched, he heard them live, or rather, rattle in the death agony beside him, and he paid no heed to them!

    Les Miserables

  • Redgrave is charismatic as she narrates Didion's recounting of memories, and her half-hallucinated mechanisms for coping, and her gropingly slow return to herself, but never again to normalcy.

    The Unclosed Circle

  • That, he thought gropingly, must be the worthy Mrs. Adams.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • His hand sought her swelling bosom gropingly; and his eyes, as they looked pleadingly even into mine, shot into my heart and unnerved me.

    Loaded Dice


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