grovel

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  • verb

Synonyms for grovel

humble yourself

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crawl

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Synonyms for grovel

to support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior

Synonyms for grovel

show submission or fear

References in classic literature ?
He grovelled in the mire and besought them, calling each one of them by his name.
By the side of the man he rose, and the man shrieked and grovelled.
My head grovelled in the ashes of an extinguished fire, while my feet reposed upon the wreck of a small table, overthrown, and amid the fragments of a miscellaneous dessert, intermingled with a newspaper, some broken glass and shattered bottles, and an empty jug of the Schiedam Kirschenwasser.
When Annette, meek, penitent, with all her claws sheathed, came to him and grovelled, he forgave her with a repulsive magnanimity which in a less subdued mood would have stung her to renewed pugnacity.
The great white father," he would say to them in a very lordly manner, as they grovelled at his feet, "is glad to see the Piccaninny warriors protecting his wigwam from the pirates.