Definition of groveling:
- servile (part of speech: adjective)
- "Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)", Isaac Landman.
- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.
He realized that the masses of his countrymen were sunk deep in poverty and ignorance, cringing and crouching before political authority, crawling and groveling before religious superstition, but to him this was no subject for jest or indifferent neglect- it was a serious condition which should be ameliorated, and hope lay in working into the inert social mass the leaven of conscious individual effort toward the development of a distinctive, responsible personality.- "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", José Rizal.