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  • v. Simple past of grovel.

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Examples

  • Chi-dubula-taka grovelled before him, all the while growing smaller and smaller; and when he had become a convenient size

    The Orange Fairy Book

  • Bella cowered and grovelled in the muck, and her lord towered wrathfully over her.

    CHAPTER 22

  • After a time he growled tentatively, and then, awed by the immobility of the human figures, lowered his head and grovelled away backward.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

  • Scarcely could it be called timber, for it was a dwarf rock-spruce that never raised its loftiest branches higher than a foot above the moss, and that twisted and grovelled like a pig-vegetable under the moss.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • He rolled toward it, grovelled toward it, fell toward it when he was knocked down.

    Chapter 12

  • Wolf Larsen it was, always Wolf Larsen, enslaver and tormentor of men, a male Circe and these his swine, suffering brutes that grovelled before him and revolted only in drunkenness and in secrecy.

    Chapter 26

  • All this was because of the madness which had come upon Jan -- the madness which comes upon a man who has stripped off the raw skin of earth and grovelled long in primal nakedness, and before whose eyes rises the fat vales of the homeland, and into whose nostrils steals the whiff of bay, and grass, and flower, and new-turned soil.

    JAN, THE UNREPENTANT

  • He did not know me, and when Ahuna told him who I was, he grovelled at my feet, almost clasping them, and mumbled a mele of all my line out of a lipless mouth.

    SHIN-BONES

  • This is like 97% less exhausting than any other copyedit I have ever grovelled.

    when you look up at the sky all you see are zeros, all you see are zeros and ones

  • And there's the final, no really final, final-final version of Shadow Unit episode 1x02, "Knock on Coffins," sent off to coffeeem and stillsostrange so it can be posted tomorrow, and the first hundred pages of the CEM of All the Windwracked Stars grovelled through.

    i woke up on my hands and knees well the night was cold and i began to see

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