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  • n. Plural form of groping.

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Examples

  • Anderson's "gropings" as a sign of delayed adolescence,

    Winesburg, Ohio; a group of tales of Ohio small town life

  • Her brain seemed in a whirl, and her sleep was broken by vain gropings for the form of Billy she imagined at her side.

    CHAPTER XIV

  • It dealt with man and his soul-gropings in their ultimate terms, plumbing the abysses of space for the testimony of remotest suns and rainbow spectrums.

    Chapter 35

  • New York Times reporter Frank Bruni and magazine writer Elinor Burkett put the reader in parochial-school classrooms and vividly conjure the terror felt by children subjected to gropings and worse by the priests who were supposed to be their moral shepherds.

    Books About Scandals

  • Memories of adolescent gropings as that track played on a Dansette record player.

    A Particularly Cruel and Cleaver Trick. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • For Americans sickened by the ongoing national spectacle of presidential sex conducted as sport, of casual gropings and casual betrayal, of stunning indiscretions and ludicrously loose lips, of private matters played out as public pornography, the story of Woodrow Wilson and his alleged lover, Mary Allen Hulbert, provides a charming respite.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • How dare you think about your body as something other than a walking uterus that is carrying something so dangerous that you cannot possibly grow it alone without monthly gropings!

    Probe Me Gently | Her Bad Mother

  • Biskind estimates '12,775 women, give or take, a figure that does not include daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on.'

    Archive 2010-01-03

  • I've thought about that since then, as airport bag X-rays evolved into personal gropings.

    Metro's bag searches will treat everyone like terrorists

  • Oh, and Biskind says that figure doesn't include "daytime quickies, drive-bys, casual gropings, stolen kisses and so on."

    Postscript 2010

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