One imagines exactly this consideration for the needs of another as grounding his transformation.
It's an opinion I share, but his grounding of the argument in conservative principles was quite curious.
Their conversation is grounding and sweeping, covering nature and literature, two pioneers reminding us about the frontier.
In grounding the 787, the FAA declared that the fires represented an “unsafe condition.”
She is his place for replenishment, for grounding, for rest, and for joy.
It may be deposited by the melting or grounding on muddy bottoms of the iceberg masses floated off from the end of such a glacier.
In five minutes, Winslow was grounding her on the West shore.
The enemy, of course, lost several boats by grounding and subsequent surrender on our coasts.
The tide was running out rapidly, and the risk of grounding was serious.
As to fishing, he was almost equally violent, grounding his objection on the tedium and cruelty incident to the pursuit.
Old English grund "bottom, foundation, ground, surface of the earth," especially "bottom of the sea" (a sense preserved in run aground), from Proto-Germanic *grundus, which seems to have meant "deep place" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish grund, Dutch grond, Old High German grunt, German Grund "ground, soil, bottom;" Old Norse grunn "a shallow place," grund "field, plain," grunnr "bottom"). No known cognates outside Germanic. Sense of "reason, motive" first attested c.1200; electrical sense is from 1870.
mid-13c., "to put on the ground, to strike down to the ground," from ground (n.). Of ships, "to run into the ground," from mid-15c. Meaning "to base" (an argument, sermon, etc.) is late 14c. Meaning "deny privileges" is 1940s, originally a punishment meted out to pilots (in which sense it is attested from 1930). Related: Grounded; grounding.
"reduced to fine particles by grinding," 1765, past participle adjective from grind.