groping

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The trying part of it was to have the secret of the composition laid bare before her; to see the great author of the revolutionary gospels grope for words as if he were in the dark as to what he meant to say.
Ascend these pitch-dark stairs, heedful of a false footing on the trembling boards, and grope your way with me into this wolfish den, where neither ray of light nor breath of air, appears to come.
The vaults were profoundly dark, and having no torch or candle--for they had been afraid to carry one, lest it should betray their place of refuge--they were obliged to grope with their hands.
No,' said Fledgeby, 'you may toddle now, Judah, and grope about on the orders you have got.
He then lays certain silver money on the table, finds his hat, gropes his way down the broken stairs, gives a good morning to some rat-ridden doorkeeper, in bed in a black hutch beneath the stairs, and passes out.
If you go to a strip club and pay for a private dance, it starts a mini-game where you have to touch and grope the dancer without getting seen by security.
Gloucester saw its former red light district renamed Love Lane, while Hereford's darkest street went from Grope Lane to Jail Street.
When these authors grope for a response to the mystery of human suffering and to the apparent indifference of a God who's supposed to be all-powerful and all-merciful, they sound a bit tentative.
While describing the claims as "absurd and ridiculous", Travis said that he would have been insane to grope anyone in a BBC studio.
Teens interviewed included Sarah, 17, who at 15 was subjected to rumors that she'd tried to grope other girls.