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The natural history of this interesting creature was at last completely laid bare to the earnest stranger, who, as he sat there in the animated stillness, with the fragrant breath of the Western world in his nostrils, was convinced of what he had already suspected, that conversation in the great Republic was more yearningly, not to say gropingly, psychological than elsewhere.
That is why comparative theologians gropingly search for where God enters into the picture and do so with an open but critical attitude.
Indeed, the Church firmly believes that every person has "the right to know the riches of the mystery of Christ riches in which we believe that the whole of humanity can find, in unsuspected fulness, everything that it is gropingly searching for concerning God, man and his destiny, life and death, and truth" (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 53).
When Keats gropingly attempts to visualize his own life or the world he lives in, his mind turns to mediums, and when he thinks about mediums, he visualizes texts, often difficult ones.
They also show, incidentally, how the work of art itself, The Unconsoled, successfully realizes what even the author's attempts at paraphrase can approach only gropingly.
Or it is the image of a humanity that has lost its way, yet plows ahead sightlessly, gropingly through life's seas: an act of faith?
It is no wonder, therefore, that the true economic task, which some socialists of the first half of the nineteenth century only approached gropingly, and from which contemporary socialists are as far as their opponents, has not as yet received a stable and definite expression even in the theoretical consciousness.
Each night was absolutely different--at least for me--and I felt my way gropingly.
One by one, the four people in this family try gropingly to explain how and why they became the way they are.