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grovel
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David Copperfield
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  • In another, the ground was cumbered with rusty iron monsters of steam-boilers, wheels, cranks, pipes, furnaces, paddles, anchors, diving-bells, windmill-sails, and I know not what strange objects, accumulated by some speculator, and grovelling in the dust, underneath which — having sunk into the soil of their own weight in wet weather — they had the appearance of vainly trying to hide themselves.

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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.

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