Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shamble.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A leathery and tanned creature, an elderly lemkin shambled between lines of his brethren, leaning upon a stick.

    The Size of Things « A Fly in Amber

  • The boy looked at Skinner in surprise, then without a word shambled into the inside office.

    Skinner's Dress Suit

  • “All in good time,” Sangjo replied, “but first—” He gestured into the next cell, in which twenty or thirty rotting bodies shambled around in the darkness.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • His brother meanwhile shambled backward, eyes crossed and hands flailing for balance.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • They clambered up the gunwales and vaulted over the rails and shambled across the decks—only to drop into a clever set of trapdoors.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • He shambled to his feet with a series of clumsy jerks, trying to maintain his balance.

    Dharma and Bert

  • Six men shambled out, looking confused and bewildered.

    A Simple Case

  • Sophie shambled in, setting a plastic bowl and a glass of water on the nightstand.

    Mercy Kill

  • Stanley lived up the avenue from me on Central Park West and occasionally shambled down to my home office to chat intensely about many things and to take pictures of my two pet squirrel monkeys.

    Jay Weston: Kubrick's Clockwork Orange Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  • Patrick Bize shambled over to their table and poured two glasses of something from a magnum for Ms. Wasserman and her client.

    The Death-Defying Values of Savigny-lès-Beaune

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