Definition of gravitate:
People who know South Africa will admit that the coloured girl is from childhood exposed to the temptation of loose- living far more than either the Native girl in the kraal or the European girl in her home, and that the coloured boys and youths, by reason of the lack of the right kind of home- influence, which is the result of the unfavourable position in life of the bulk of their parents, naturally gravitate towards the levels where it becomes difficult to avoid crime.- "The Black Man's Place in South Africa", Peter Nielsen.
Who needs be told that slavery makes war upon the principles of the Declaration, and the spirit of the Constitution, and that these and the principles of the common law gravitate toward each other with irrepressible affinities, and mingle into one?- "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
If railways were run up to the diamond- fields, adventurous diggers would crowd in hundreds to the great pit of Kimberley; some would succeed; those who failed would gravitate into the positions for which they were fitted by nature in a land where the want of labourers is a confessedly perplexing evil.- "Six Months at the Cape", R.M. Ballantyne.