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gro vuhl

  • v  show submission or fear

  • If I thought that a major grovel might help get real European assistance for Iraqi reconstruction, I might favor a little false humility.
  • When, with boiling anger, the General sputtered in Peiping at a local Chinese commander, hurling threats which would ordinarily have made him grovel, Chinese General Hsiao .
  • The American President cannot, should not, must not grovel.
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  • Oh my! Gator football prices too high
    If you thought it was below Jeremy Foley to grovel, think again, Gator Nation.        
    Aug. 12, 2013 - Orlando Sentinel
  • Comments
    The year is 2154. A middle class is a thing of the past; all that remain on earth are fascist robots and the poor and disenfranchised, left behind to grovel in the war-ravaged remains.
    Aug. 9, 2013 - San Diego Reader

  • Alexander Downer in Sydney Morning Herald
    What do you expect them to do - fall on the ground and grovel, eat dirt? I mean, get real,Mr Downer told reporters. "This is a quite common situation where the police conducted an investigation."
  • Liz McManus in FOXNews
    We had a situation where the national broadcaster had to grovel _said Liz McManus, communications spokeswoman for the Labour Party, before O'Donoghue cut her off. "The public interest will not be served by a national broadcaster bowing to...
  • HG Bissinger in Memphis Commercial Appeal
    I'm disappointed because I think he's handled this terribly,said Buzz Bissinger, who co-authored James' 2009 biography, "Shooting Stars," with James. "I hate the idea that he is the king and that all these grown men have had to go grovel...

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