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  • v. Simple past of grovel.


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

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • Shorn of his wire-rimmed spectacles, he groveled in a letter from his cell, offering to work as a laborer anywhere.

    The Gun

  • A Democratic Green Industrial Policy was already gaining speed Thursday as American automakers groveled for money before the most openly hostile-to-auto Congress in U.S. history ....

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