Origin of grovel
OTHER WORDS FROM grovelgrov·el·er; especially British, grov·el·ler, noungrov·el·ing·ly; especially British, grov·el·ling·ly, adverbun·grov·el·ing, adjectiveun·grov·el·ling, adjective
How to use grovel in a sentence
Whatever happened to the groveling apology and the second chance . . . the kind of forgiving spirit that made America great?North Dakota Television Station Fires Brand-New Anchor Over Accidental On-Air Profanity|Megan McArdle|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A mortified Phillips, from Belfast, wrote a groveling apology in response.Royal Cover-Up as Prince of Wales Shoots Owl (In 1896)|Tom Sykes|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Again, stating historical facts is somehow groveling in the eyes of Obama critics.The GOP Sounds Un-Christian in Condemning Obama’s Quran-Burning Apology|Kirsten Powers|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A consummate Wall Street creature, the pathetic, groveling Paulson knew what would happen without a bailout.
The sort of groveling one imagines taking place is repulsive to consider.
The four groveling on the deck heard scream and answering scream above them as the monsters discussed the question on the wing.The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
Of the videos that would no doubt come out, of me weeping, reduced to a groveling animal.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
Rickie rebuked his own groveling soul, and turned his eyes away from the night, which had led him to such absurd conclusions.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
That country was groveling under the heel of one of the most hideous systems that the baseness of man ever conceived.Thomas Jefferson|Edward S. Ellis et. al.
He fell over a log and went rolling and groveling in the brush and dead leaves.The Pony Rider Boys in New England|Frank Gee Patchin