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1156 example sentences with grope

For a few moments, I grope; then my hand touches the box; but, as I open it, I am startled, to see a phosphorescent speck of fire, shining amid the darkness.

But we are left to grope as blind sheep; there is no one to point out the path to us, however dimly; no one to say, at any crucial moment of our lives, Walk here!

Sir, and your honors,' said Wirt, straightening himself up to his full height, 'I am not bound to grope my way among the ruins of antiquity, to stumble over obsolete statutes, or delve in black letter law, in search of a principle written in living letters upon the heart of every man.'

Sometimes a "fielder," whose sense of feelin' wasen't very acute, got hold of a cobble stun, then he would waddle, and grope his way about, to find the base.

There was a reply in the affirmative, and the three boys proceeded to grope their way along in silence, until the broad archway of the tunnel's mouth appeared through a fog of steam and smoke.

In what darkness must they grope when a sly, intriguing Jesuit (it was well known they were all like that) was for them a type of the "heap good man"a priest, forsooth, who winked at Sabbath-breaking because he and his neighbouring nuns shared in the spoil!

I could only grope blindly forwards away from the moss-hole, hoping that soon I might come to a lift in the hill.

And she heard him move at her feet and grope over the rock with his hands; but it was smooth as snow with no holding, and slippery as ice.

I had no desire to go back and grope among the mysteries and anguish so suddenly revealed.

answered Mike, as he in his turn set out to grope his way to the window.

He made directly for a dark panel in the northern wall, opened a cupboard-door, knelt down and began to grope among bottles, boxes, and what not that housewives gather in such receptacles.

" CHAPTER LI HOW BLACK ROGER WON TO FULLER MANHOOD Forthwith Beltane paused, and presently beheld one that sat by the waysidea man who crouched 'neath a dusty cloak and kept his white head down-bent and who now reached out a hand to grope and grope for the staff that lay near; wherefore Beltane took hold upon this hand and raised the white-haired traveller, and thereafter put the cudgel in his grasp.

" CHAPTER LI HOW BLACK ROGER WON TO FULLER MANHOOD Forthwith Beltane paused, and presently beheld one that sat by the waysidea man who crouched 'neath a dusty cloak and kept his white head down-bent and who now reached out a hand to grope and grope for the staff that lay near; wherefore Beltane took hold upon this hand and raised the white-haired traveller, and thereafter put the cudgel in his grasp.

Grope your way down the passage, push aside the curtain with your stickit is far too foul to touch with the handand the mystery is made plain.

But such triumphs are beyond the reach of those, whether speakers or writers, who are constantly pausing to grope for words.

And may the blessed sunlight, the symbol of my hope, Wither these orbs and leave me in eternal night to grope!"

The old Gate-Warden could have told thee all, My husband, and the watchers from the wall; It was not once they took me, with the rope Tied, and this body swung in the air, to grope Its way toward thee, from that dim battlement.

In these things we grope and flounder; and if we can pick up a little human comfort that the child taken is snatched from vice (no great compliment to it, by the by), let us take it.

"It means merely general principles, child; that your father and cousin have been parties concerned, instead of vigilant sentinels; and, with all their pretended care, that you have been left to grope your way in the darkness of female uncertainty, with one of the most pleasing young men in the country constantly before you, to help the obscurity."

Kurt got up to grope his way through the murky darkness.

She got a grip upon herself and made a step forward, paused, extended her arms to grope for a wall, and made another step.

He couldn't find it in the dark; he couldn't stop to grope for it.

All that he could do was stare at her and wonder and grope confusedly for the explanation.

Like God, it may be but a large, vague idea toward which we grope to snuggle up against.

Not only do the internal secretions open up before us the great hopethat Life at last will cease to stumble and grope and blunder, manacled by the iron chains of inexorable cause and effect.

Their singing recalled to her mind the memory of beautiful things, as music always does; and then she remembered that through their whole lives these children must grope in darkness.

At the captain's cry, those who lay in darkness under the thatched roof began to mutter, to rise, and grope out into the trembling light, with sleepy cries of joy.

Sometime later he found himself instantaneously awake, and alert, with a clear head and every faculty on the qui vivemuch as a man might grope for a time in a dark strange room, then find a door and step out into broad daylight.

But thou, a man of dark and mystic aims, Tracking out Science through forbidden ways, Leaving the light and trodden paths to grope 'Mid fearful speculations and wild dreams, May'st hunt thy Will-o'-the-wisp until thou lead'st Our sister, all unwitting, to her death.

O, let me alone to grope for cunnies.

Well, I will grope in the dark for him, or I'll poke with my staff, like a blind man, to prevent a ditch.

The wind howled and the watch-dogs barked; it was so dark that we could scarcely grope our way, no human being was about; we went up one street and down another, stealing along our way; as if on some house-breaking expedition; and I began to feel suspicious, fearing a trap might be laid for me.

And I am fain to grope: Were it not for one little spark I should be out of hope.

She often brings but one to bear; I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world's altar-stairs That slope thro' darkness up to God; I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And faintly trust the larger hope.

As unalloyed Life and Intelligence it can be no other than good, it can entertain no intention of evil, and thus all intentional evil must put us in opposition to it, and so deprive us of the consciousness of its guidance and strengthening and thus leave us to grope our own way and fight our own battle single-handed against the universe, odds which at last will surely prove too great for us.

I would grope about once more, and see if I could hit upon some other way out, which possibly I had missed.

Strip back your sleeve, thrust in your hand, and grope carefully about.

Thus did those old giants grope about, for they did not know the God who was revealed unto the more spiritual sense of Abraham, Moses, David, and Isaiah.

I" She paused, seemed to grope for words, stopped, and suddenly a bewildered look came into her face.

She could not even grope her way in this mystery.

Living or dead, Daggett must be somewhere on his present level; and he began to grope his way among the fragments of rock, eager and solicitous.

O Jupiter, 'tis Auditus, all's marred, I doubt: the sly knave hears so far; but yet I'll grope him.

having first of all whistled for any of his comrades on the beat, began to grope his way about in the fog, more confused than effectually assisted by contradictory directions from the inhabitants of the houses close by, who were nearly falling out of the upper windows as they shouted out to the constable.

And now we need no longer grope.

So we discuss architectureblindly, it is true; we don't know the books on the subjectbut we grope for the big true things, and by our own discussion we educate ourselves to know why a good building is better than a bad one.

grope in the dark, lose one's way, weave a tangled web, walk among eggs.

It is not only that such writers spare a word by making a single verb or adjective do duty for several different periods, so that the reader, as it were, has to grope his way through them in the dark; they also practice, in many other respects, an unseemingly economy of speech, in the effort to effect what they foolishly take to be brevity of expression and conciseness of style.

With that he opens the door and gives us our congee, the most noble in the world; but not offering to give us a bed, we are forced to go out of doors and grope our way through the snow to the cart-shed, and seek a shelter there from the wind, which was all the keener and more bitter for our leaving a good fire.

He who so believes, climbs rapidly the heavenly hills, whilst the unbelievers continue to grope darkly and painfully in the fog-bound valleys.

It was a long-forgotten name that came to me from so far off, down such long alleys of the memory, that I had, as it were, to grope and grapple with it to know what it should mean.

He seemed to grope for words.

That I may not in blindness grope, But that I may with vision clear Know when to speak a word of hope Or add a little wholesome cheer.

All in the dark we grope along, And if we go amiss We learn at least which path is wrong, And there is gain in this.

They were deafened, and some of them could not see but had to grope their way.

We set about collecting sticks and what roots of grass we could find, but on the sand-flats everything was wet, and it was so dark that we had to grope about on our hands and knees, and pick up whatever we came across.

Give me thy hand, mine hands grope up and down, And cannot find thee; I am wondrous sick: Have I thy hand Amintor?

" "I am not like you," he replied; "I can never be as pure as you are; neither am I what the world calls a Christian; but by God's help, I pledge myself to be one of Christ's followers; and of one thing I am confident, I shall never be if I grope my way alone through the world, as I must if I lose you, what I shall be if I have you for a guide!"

In these things we grope and flounder, and if we can pick up a little human comfort that the child taken is snatch'd from vice (no great compliment to it, by the bye), let us take it.

In some parts the light of the moon enabled them to grope their way in safety along the dark and gloomy streets, but in other parts they were obliged to make use of torches.

And we will worship thee, a god divine: The ignis fatuus of all our skies That grandly leads us, vanishes and dies, And we are left to grope in darkness here, Without a ray of light our lives to cheer.

All last night I walked in a realm of such golden splendor, that I think even in our fullest noon I shall only see enough light to grope by for days and days.

We go to the right; darkness: we go to the left; darkness: in front; darkness ... the thread which you think you hold, escapes out of your hand, and, triumphant for a moment, you set yourself again to grope your way to the catastrophe, which is a denseness of shadows.

He was continually asking this, and poor Sheila, strange, bewildered, oppressed by his intrusion into her uprooted life, would grope wildly through her odds and ends of thought and find that on most of the subjects that interested him, she had no opinions at all.

"He determined, therefore, to grope his way through the swamp; and, if possible, to reach the dwelling of Mr. before morning.

They are the symbols of an innocence that once was ours, the tokens of a contact with the unseen world for which we in our blindness grope longingly in vain.

A weary pilgrim, left in cheerless gloom, To grope his midnight journey to the tomb; His life a tempest, death, a wreck forlorn, In sorrow dying, as in sorrow born.

Indeed the poor little creature experienced so much trouble and delay from having to grope for them in the mud, and suffered so much jostling, pushing, and squeezing in these researches, that between it, and her fear of being recognized by some one, and carried back by force to the Brasses, when she at last reached the Notary's office, she was fairly worn out, and could not refrain from tears.

" The caretaker set the lamp down on the floor and proceeded to grope about for the projectile, in which operation we both assisted; and I could not suppress a faint smile as I noted the earnestness with which Thorndyke peered about the floor in search of the missile that was quietly reposing in his waistcoat pocket.

We had to grope our way in the dark.

Thy people stand in, in this hour of fate; Thick walls of gloom and doubt have shut them in; They grope beneath the ban of one great sin.

Then he drew away abruptly and bolted into the living room, leaving her to grope her way up stairs in the dark alone.

We attempted to grope our way to the bottom, but, not having a light, were soon obliged to give up its further examination.

"We'll tell you that presently," replied one of the men, who had by this time begun to grope about my person, as if searching for something.

Scientific reverence this, the willingness to experiment, to try, to test, and then, if the test failed, to grope for a new line of outlet, the readiness to reverse all he believed in in the face of a new and contradictory fact.

I lost mine several times, and had to grope shamefacedly in the race for it, until finally Lovaina made the proper knots and turned it into a diaper.

Sometimes, however, the great trunks closed in upon them, and they had to grope their way in a dim twilight, or push a path through the tangled brushwood of green sassafras or scarlet sumach.

With Bucks and the secretary to steady him he lowered himself in the gap till he could stand upon the brake-beam of the 1010's tender and grope with one free hand for the hook of the nearest safety-chain.

"'But farming isn't dignified,' says Dan. "'Pardon me ag'in,' says I. 'It's more dignified to search for the secrets o' God in the soil than to grope for the secrets o' Satan in a lawsuit.

Lights not Jupiter Tonans to grope his way out.

I felt that I must go in a certain direction, and, as the darkness deepened, I had, literally, to grope my way, walk with my hands out before me, not to run against the trees, for, with little exception, the way lay through dense woodland, amidst which were scattered boulders and fallen tree trunks.

Without giving myself time to reflect I dart into the dark hole, and grope my way along it.

* * * * * I suppose that I must have exclaimed aloud, for Jennie started back and saw us, then dropped her bag and began to grope about for it as if she was in a dream.

"Ah, then you will know as soon as they grow old enough to wish to buy things for you," and somehow the soda water flew up my nose, and I had to grope for my handkerchief.

" And the end of the poem is a wail: "I hear the reapers singing go Into God's harvest; I, that might With them have chosen, here below Grope shuddering at the gates of night."

But then the teacher must see that he does not set them to grope their way through a wilderness of absurdities.

And think, if his lot were now thine own, To grope with terrors nor named nor known, How laxer muscle and weaker nerve And a feebler faith thy need might serve; And own to thyself the wonder more That the snake had two heads and not a score!

He nourished his feeling of bitterness and hatred until his scheming mind began to grope for some way of spoiling the success of the play.

And men grope still for gauds of gold, Oblivious of the imminent morn.

Edward Newhouse (A); 25Jul73; R555925. R555926. Four plants of the temperate zone; a grope approaching, unaware, a clinch in hiding; creatures of the meadow.

Edward Newhouse (A); 25Jul73; R555925. R555926. Four plants of the temperate zone; a grope approaching, unaware, a clinch in hiding; creatures of the meadow.

All the other historians suffer from a certain bedazzlement in which they grope about.

The awkwardness, therefore, must be overcome of having to reach or grope after it before the slate can be turned over, which it must be in order to enable the Medium to read the question on the under side.

We grope uncertainly towards it: we fail atrociously.

Only now and again, struck by the absurdity of our occupations, we grope after our lost consciousness and feel somehow that somewhere out beyond is our real destination, that somewhere out there a feast is proceeding, that a cover is laid for us and dishes served, that though we are absent the master calls a toast to us and sends messengers to find us.

Again, Manx maids bandage their eyes and grope about the room till they dip their hands in vessels full of clean or dirty water, and so on; and from the thing they touch they draw corresponding omens.

On her return, the mother sank down in her chair and began to grope for a handkerchief.

I preferred to grope in the dark.

Her air was wild and frightened; her trembling hands were stained with mud, seen by the light of the lantern she bore, and which she again hung in its accustomed place, stealing quietly away into the darkened hall, to grope her way up-stairs.

I'd say you probably enjoyed the last body-cavity search a bit too well, so they put you on the no-grope list.

OLYMPICS: An international group-grope for developers and financiers, in which host cities welcome the advances of the IOC, resulting in much fiscal fornication and the birth of inane mascots along with soon-to-be-useless sports complexes.