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used in Of Human Bondage

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to show submission or fear — sometimes by crawling or lying face down
  • Now he was seized with a desire to do horrible, sordid things; he wanted to roll himself in gutters; his whole being yearned for beastliness; he wanted to grovel.
    77-78 — Chapters 77-78 (31% in)
  • She knew exactly how to treat him, pay no attention to him, just pretend you didn't notice his tempers, leave him severely alone, and in a little while he was sure to grovel.
    95-96 — Chapters 95-96 (55% in)

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