He often states a rule too broadly or narrowly, and then, as it were, gropes after restrictions and extensions.
long, blind and feeds on small fish and crustaceans for which it gropes with its long snout in the muddy waters at the bottom.
In imagination I can hear Homer singing, as with unsteady, hesitating steps he gropes his way from camp to camp--singing of life, of love, of war, of the splendid achievements of a noble race.
She gropes her way without much certainty in rooms where she is quite familiar.
Dear child, her restless spirit gropes in the dark.
When the clock hands reach a certain time, the bells clang and clatter until a sleepy hand gropes for the switch to turn the clock off.
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