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acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence

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Tom kissed her, with a choking sensation in his throat, and made a show of being confident of finding the searchers or an escape from the cave; then he took the kite-line in his hand and went groping down one of the passages on his hands and knees, distressed with hunger and sick with bodings of coming doom.
Off we started again in the direction from which the faint murmur seemed to come, groping our way as before along the rocky walls.
Again he commenced his groping advance; but this time he had gone but a short distance when he emerged into a room, which was lighted through an opening in the ceiling, from which a flight of concrete steps led downward to the floor of the chamber.
I was groping into his soul-stuff as he made a practice of groping in the soul-stuff of others.
At last I sat down on the summit of the hillock, and watched this strange incredible company of blind things groping to and fro, and making uncanny noises to each other, as the glare of the fire beat on them.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
This course I decided on while I was yet groping about in the darkness for the means of getting a light.
Provis, regarding him with a fixed attention, was slowly putting up his jack-knife, and groping in another pocket for something else.
and groping in the dark mean one and the same thing .
He tells me that taking medicine and groping in the dark mean one and the same thing.
As I was groping to remove the chain from about my victim's neck I glanced up into the darkness to see six pairs of gleaming eyes fixed, unwinking, upon me.
Summary: Suspect denies sliding his hand between straps of woman's purse and waist and groping her
Indonesian woman's clip of street groping goes viral in #MeToo moment
The shocked woman instantly scolded the man, who was still groping her, before her Golden Retriever heard her cries and barked furiously and loudly from behind the door.
Senator Al Franken, a Democrat representing Minnesota, said on Monday that again he's sorry and ashamed about the groping accusations against him.