Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

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GROPE, verb intransitive

1. To feel along; to search or attempt to find in the dark, or as a blind person, by feeling.

We grope for the wall like the blind. Isaiah 59:10.

The dying believer leaves the weeping children of mortality to grope a little longer among the miseries and sensualities of a worldly life.

2. To seek blindly in intellectual darkness, without a certain guide or means of knowledge.

GROPE, verb transitive To search by feeling in the dark.

We groped our way at midnight.

But Strephon, cautious, never meant

The bottom of the pan to grope