Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of stumble.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stumble.

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Examples

  • For now, the best way to tolerate the stumbles is to cherish the soaring moments.

    'Glee': A few sour notes don't spoil the usual harmony

  • Another reason most people _say_ “healthy” instead of “healthful” is because the tongue stumbles from the second “h” over the “f” to the second “l.”

    Healthy debate « Motivated Grammar

  • Stay tuned for more McCain stumbles and bumbles along the way!

    McCain: 'What we did was perfectly legal and appropriate'

  • As Sarah Palin stumbles and fumbles to explain just why the citizens of the U.S. are bailing out the kleptocrats who helped themselves to $30 billion before running corporate America into the brick wall, conservatives are left wondering how long they can continue to support corporate welfare.

    2008 September « Unambiguously Ambidextrous

  • Wasserstein stumbles when Frankie Weissman, an appealing pediatrician (and a double, one suspects, for the author), confesses a "sense of accomplishment that after thirty years she was finally invited to the cool girl's table."

    New Fiction

  • Khangsar tears up as he stumbles to find the English words to describe his plans to serve this traditional sweet to the Dalai Lama in Toronto next weekend.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • They are the errors that afflict everyone in public life, word stumbles, long vacant pauses, and name confusions.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • This not-quite anagrammic name stumbles off the tongue like no other fake name in the 256 emails I received since 2 PM yesterday afternoon!

    robotsarered Diary Entry

  • Indeed, anyone who remembers his encounter with Baroness James of Holland Park when she was "guest editing" the Today programme in December 2009, will recall his stumbles and stutters, mumbles and mutters when she challenged him to defend his record as leader of the world's greatest public service broadcaster.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • They both seem so over-rehearsed that word stumbles and repeats (tautologies) bubbled up: "self-regulate itself"; Palin on energy and human roots of global warming.

    The Nation: Top Stories

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