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 Meanings and Examples of GROVEL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
grovel
 v.  crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate
Classic Sentence:
1  Matvy Ilyitch Kolyazin, happening to be in temporary opposition, paid him a majestic visit; while the natives, with whom, however, he is very little seen, positively grovel before him.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
2  Either to be a hero or to grovel in the mud--there was nothing between.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: II
3  He heard the hateful clank of their chains; he felt them cringe and grovel, and there rose within him a protest and a prophecy.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
4  It was a grovelling fashion of existence: I should never like to return to it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
5  His spirit rose, as it were, with a bound, and attained a nearer prospect of the sky, than throughout all the misery which had kept him grovelling on the earth.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
6  He ended; and clung clasping our knees and grovelling at them.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
7  In spite of superficial, fantastic and sham notions of honour and dignity, all but very few of us positively grovelled before Zverkov, and the more so the more he swaggered.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
8  And it was not from any interested motive that they grovelled, but simply because he had been favoured by the gifts of nature.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
9  It grovelled helpless on the ground, even while his intellectual faculties retained their pristine strength, or had perhaps acquired a morbid energy, which disease only could have given them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
10  An instant later he leaped at her, as she lay groveling at his feet.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
11  He groveled on the ground and then springing up went careering off through some bushes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Example Sentence:
1  Do we not grovel here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2  I had to really grovel to the bank manager to get a loan.
3  He sent a grovelling note of apology.