It was a grovelling fashion of existence: I should never like to return to it.
What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell: it grovelled, seemingly, on all fours; it snatched and growled like some strange wild animal: but it was covered with clothing, and a quantity of dark, grizzled hair, wild as a mane, hid its head and face.
I was not sure of the existence of one virtue in her nature: I had marked neither modesty, nor benevolence, nor candour, nor refinement in her mind or manners — and, I married her:— gross, grovelling, mole-eyed blockhead that I was!
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She wasn’t content just to win. She wanted to see me grovel.
Hoping for mercy, she dropped to the floor and groveled.