With frantic eagerness Monty grovelled down to see them—then with a shriek of triumph he threw down a pair of aces.
Then Tua spoke, looking down at the wretched Abi who grovelled before her.
Her eyes were gleaming with excitement as they stared at the salaaming figure that grovelled at their feet.
Her heart ached, and she would have grovelled at his feet, had he permitted her.
A throne, which pretended to exalt itself above the majesty of kings, grovelled in the mire of vice.
Linda grovelled at her feet, and could only pray that God might take her to Himself at once.
He neither strutted nor grovelled; he moved about from shelf to shelf in an absent-minded scholarly manner.
He grovelled in the mire and besought them, calling each one of them by his name.
She fell with face upon the carpet, and grovelled there in anguish of conflicting passions, a lamentable object.
He gazed on her (as she grovelled at his feet) with a look that her eyes did well to shun.
1590s, Shakespearian back-formation of groveling (Middle English), regarded as a present participle but really an adverb, from Old Norse grufe "prone" + obsolete adverbial suffix -ling (which survives also as the -long in headlong, sidelong); first element from Old Norse a grufu "on proneness." Perhaps related to creep. Related: Groveled; grovelled; groveling; grovelling.