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  • verb US Simple past of grovel.

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Examples

  • Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his presumably rich friends inside.

    Daniel Cubias: Notes From a Party for Rich People

  • On Fox News's Mike Huckabee show, a group of people campaigning for the highest office in the land groveled before three right-wing state attorneys general and took turns repudiating the essence of our national character: one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    Dave Helfert: The Depths of Addiction

  • Appearing as messengers and propagandists for bourgeois ideology, the rootless-cosmopolitans fawned over and groveled before decadent bourgeois culture.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Contrast that with what I witnessed at the upscale party, where a wealthy man groveled and whined just to get his presumably rich friends inside.

    Daniel Cubias: Notes From a Party for Rich People

  • They appealed frantically to the United States Government; they groveled on their knees and shed wild tears at the “suffering” of their poor, misguided black friends, and yet, despite this, the Northern employers simply had to offer two and three dollars a day and from one-quarter to one-half a million dark workers arose and poured themselves into the North.

    DARKWATER

  • He has groveled to the press and said that he has "learned his lesson."

    Parliament's Drinking Problem

  • Both candidates have groveled over there undying support of Israel.

    Kennedy says no to joint ticket

  • Those who groveled to the lethally elegant Max Savoie.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • While he and his childhood buddy sat back in sweats knowing they were going to Miami, caravans of owners, executives, coaches, Cap managers and celebrities groveled at their feet to beg and plead for his signature.

    Andrew Brandt: Could LeBron's Power Play Happen in the NFL?

  • He has groveled to the press and said that he has "learned his lesson."

    Parliament's Drinking Problem

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