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grovel
used in The Grapes of Wrath

2 uses
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Definition
to show submission or fear — sometimes by crawling or lying face down
  • And the preacher paced like a tiger, whipping the people with his voice, and they groveled and whined on the ground.
    Chapter 23 (92% in)
  • And when they were all in, waist deep in the water, and looking with frightened eyes at the master, he knelt down on the bank and he prayed for them; and he prayed that all men and women might grovel and whine on the ground.
    Chapter 23 (96% in)

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