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Usage examples for grope

  1. But she had to grope for the resemblances to Paul Quentin; they were there; she felt them; but they were difficult to see; while it was easy to see the resemblances to Amabel. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  2. Sweyn will, doubtless, have men on board his ship who have sailed in these seas before, and will not need to grope his way along as we have done. – The Dragon and the Raven or, The Days of King Alfred by G. A. Henty
  3. He remained there for a moment, his face covered with his hands, then he sprang up desperately, and started to grope through the darkness, he knew not whither. – The Land of the Changing Sun by William N. Harben
  4. It was an arresting question, and I had to grope for an answer that would convince not only Duncan but myself. – A Dominie in Doubt by A. S. Neill
  5. When the sun is suddenly blotted out at noon, and the world turns black- black, we grope to and fro aimlessly; but after awhile, we accommodate ourselves to the darkness;- and so, I became a different man- very hard, and I dare say very bitter. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  6. The thing seemed already so remote that he had to grope back. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  7. That track reveal'd to Pope- Or if the Arctic waters sally, Or terminate in some blind alley, A chilly path to grope? – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  8. But I grope in the dark." – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  9. He does not grope for a term; it stands ready for his thought, and one feels that he had opportunity for choice. – Burke's Speech on Conciliation with America by Edmund Burke
  10. It was as dark as pitch on the ground at that spot and I had to grope with my hands to find them. –  by
  11. But it does not grope and it succeeds very well. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre
  12. That made a shorter walk of it, but I had to grope my way through a white fog from the river to Ham Common, and it was the hour of our cosy dinner when I reached our place of retirement. – A Thief in the Night by E. W. Hornung
  13. I must grope and grope in the dark until I find out what is true, and then tell Ivory. – The Story Of Waitstill Baxter by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
  14. So great was the indignation in the town, that a public inquiry was held, and it was proved that the police not only brutally struck men, women and children, but even a blind man who was trying to grope his way out. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  15. Beyond the Eagle's ken- the grope Of Dollond's longest telescope! – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  16. Failing to obtain the desired information, and left to grope for light wherever it might be found, your committee did not deem it either advisable or safe to adopt, without further examination, the suggestions of the President, more especially as he had not deemed it expedient to remove the military force, to suspend martial law, or to restore the writ of habeas corpus, but still thought it necessary to exercise over the people of the rebellious States his military power and jurisdiction. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  17. Humanity is never left to grope along alone. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
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