Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a tumbling condition.

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  • adjective Set in a tumbling motion.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ tumble

Examples

  • It was furnished with many tables and chairs, all broken and atumble, and centered on a large U-shaped counter that was covered with dust and bits of glass.

    Lilith’s Dream: A Tale of the Vampire Life

  • It was furnished with many tables and chairs, all broken and atumble, and centered on a large U-shaped counter that was covered with dust and bits of glass.

    Lilith’s Dream: A Tale of the Vampire Life

  • But she stood there with her arms wrapped tightly around herself, her dark hair atumble and shadows accentuating her pale, perfectly sculpted face.

    Only You

  • In an in - stant the glade was atumble with clawing, spitting cats, swatting at one another, sidling and rearing, grappling and rolling.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • In an in - stant the glade was atumble with clawing, spitting cats, swatting at one another, sidling and rearing, grappling and rolling.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • In an in - stant the glade was atumble with clawing, spitting cats, swatting at one another, sidling and rearing, grappling and rolling.

    The Gates of Thorbardin

  • She stood a while, her thoughts atumble, before she found her way to the kitchen.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • She stood a while, her thoughts atumble, before she found her way to the kitchen.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • He rose to his feet and turned away, his thoughts atumble, a pang of parental pity gnawing at his heart; then he wheeled and faced her, asking, with a break in his husky voice:

    The Littlest Rebel

  • Her makeup was harsh, her hair atumble, but it was those eyes that caught and held Abby’s attention.

    The Part Time Wife

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