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- v. Present participle of grovel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Lying prone; low; debased; submissive in a self-abasing manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Face downward, in a prone or prostrate position.
- Lying with the face downward; lying prone; crawling; abject.
- Mean; low; without dignity or respect.
- Synonyms Abject, Low, Mean, etc. See abject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. totally submissive
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Historically for blacks, this kind of groveling is normally referred to as "Uncle Tommish" - or "Aunt Jemimaism."
Elections Systems & Software (ES&S) is now reportedly "groveling" and apologizing to state officials for not having done any better in the state.
Imagine the kind of groveling Apple would have to do to pick up Yahoo or Microsoft Bing or some other vendor as its primary provider of search and maps.
I guess most of the Negroes in that area were kind of groveling creatures, you know.
Actually "groveling" before AIPAC is what use to be done; the new posture requires that our
This kind of groveling before the judges was as effective as it was shameless.
Not sure I've ever heard any Republicans "groveling" to Rush.
It is this kind of groveling to queers that will make grovelers of our kids.
And yet, having said that, I'm not convinced that the "groveling" explanation for the bow is necessarily the correct one.
Well, that's not the American way and we won't accept that kind of groveling from our President.