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grovel
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

2 uses
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Definition
to show submission or fear — sometimes by crawling or lying face down
  • And the youngest was a groveler, a scrounger under the pews—I couldn't even remember what its sex was.
    p. 562.3
  • My grandmother believed that mining and quarrying, of all kinds, was groveling work—and that quarriers and miners were more closely related to moles than to men.
    p. 22.1

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