- v. present participle of wamble.
“Ah far, far, — Pray Sir, have you not a certain wambling Pain in your Stomach Sir, as it were Sir a — a Pain Sir.”
“After wambling and bumbling through several column-inches on the "political correctness" theme, Warren reveals his main point, borrowed from a right-wing American university professor:”
“Another is that no wonder we're throwing unquantifiable zillions down the black hole called counter-terrorism if Alan West's diagnosis of specific threat is as wambling as this.”
“Spare therefore thy wambling nonsense, I desire thee; and leave this sweet excellence and me to our fate: that will determine for us, as it shall please itself: for as Cowley says,”
“‘I be a poor wambling man, but I can make allowances,’ said William Worm.”
“I know I am only a poor wambling man that ‘ill never pay the Lord for my making, sir; but I can show the way in, sir.’”
“‘Ay, sir, a weak wambling man am I; and the frying have been going on in my poor head all through the long night and this morning as usual; and I was so dazed wi’ it that down fell a piece of leg-wood across the shaft of the pony-shay, and splintered it off.”
“All the thin incapacity of that shadowy figure was pitilessly displayed; the desperate narrowness in that long, pale face; the wambling look of those pale, well-kept hands — all that made him such a ghost of a man.”
“And there's always a little wiggle room for mushy mainstream wambling in the sermon, but it's been years and years now since the homily actually denied the divinity of Christ, so we're doing pretty well for a nondenominational service.”
“Gerard says, "The green leaves of the Fennel eaten, or the seed made into a ptisan, and drunk, do fill women's brestes with milk; also the seed if drunk asswageath the wambling of the stomacke, and breaketh the winde.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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