grovelling grovelling


  1. (v) show submission or fear
  2. (adj) totally submissive

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  1. Tell your GOP buddies to grow some balls and oppose Rush Limbaugh without grovelling to him the next day.
  2. Before he knew it, Kinne was grovelling on the tonneau floor, a gun at his back.
  3. And who lies a grovelling heap of clay, Not far removed from a beast today.


  • Target's lost opportunity to say it's sorry

    As a Senate report shows Target was asleep at the wheel during the credit card breach, Jeff Macke says execs better start grovelling or risk losing more customers
    on March 26, 2014     Source: Breakout via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Before hugging Walsh, Cowell said: "I humbly offer a grovelling apology Louis."
    on May 28, 2007 By: Simon Cowell Source:

  2. But on Tuesday Elton told guests: "I did offer a grovelling apology and even offered to join Kabbalah." "Madonna is a great inspiration to us all." "Every record moves on and she steps up to the mark every time."
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: Elton John Source: The Sun

  3. "I remember the pain, I've never felt anything like it," said Thomas, a world and Olympic track champion. "The last time I was the youngest rider on tour and every day I was just grovelling. But I gained so much strength mentally and...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Geraint Thomas Source: BBC News

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