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grovel
used in Tom Jones

2 uses
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Definition
to show submission or fear — sometimes by crawling or lying face down
  • You are the first—yes, Miss Western, you are the first of your name who ever entertained so grovelling a thought.
    Book 6 (37% in)
  • I am sorry, niece, you force me to use these words, but I cannot bear your groveling temper; you have none of the blood of the Westerns in you.
    Book 17 (36% in)

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