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At the same time dodging behind Durdles, and snarling at Jasper, now from this side of him, and now from that: prepared, if pounced upon, to dart away in all manner of curvilinear directions, and, if run down after all, to grovel in the dust, and cry: 'Now, hit me when I'm down
Are you to be happy while I grovel in the intensity of my wretchedness?
And am I to grovel in the dust for HIM to walk over?
But the love which accepts the meanest crumbs of comfort that can be thrown to it--which fawns and grovels and deliberately deceives itself, in its own intensely selfish interests--was the love that burned in Francine's breast.
But if they're down, they grovel, and I intend, with the help of Closey and a few others, to make them grovel.
Just think of it: Who else has to wear all those "tools of ignorance," grovel in the dirt for all those 55-feet curveballs and wild pitches, call all the pitches, and direct eight other players on the field.
I do not intend to offer excuses or grovel about the decisions I've made," he told shareholders.
Is the gay movement in this country so cowed by the appointed Bush junta that it must grovel before this despicable religious tyrant who is the Aaron to Bush's Moses?