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  • adv. In a bumbling manner


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  • And he was very funny, in that bumblingly effective Brit way, and wise, as the Doctor should be, even when he's screwing up.

    William Bradley: A Welcome Blast From the New Doctor Who

  • The Carpenters, 2 clowns dressed as carpenters, using the skit to discuss the cross, as the clowns bumblingly attempt to build a cross.

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  • One tends to think of wizards either as bearded and severe, bearded and bumblingly kindly, or bearded and dark and vaguely sinister.

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  • The first act is a romantic tragedy in which Shahrukh Khan plays a bumblingly loveable would-be actor who falls for a glamorous Bollywood diva.

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  • Thus, no matter how he lies about the reason for his invasion of Iraq, or how badly it has gone, bumblingly and tragically ruinous, with so many lives destroyed, and no matter how many thousands of terrorists it has brought into being, to criticize his policy or the architects of it is said to aid the enemy.


  • She asks him how its going and he bumblingly responds that this is his first torture.

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  • The holders of power -- the party leaders -- are either embarassingly, frighteningly bumblingly incompetent or/and despicably corrupt -- putting political expedience before the safety of the young pages they were charged with protecting.

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  • Then, without waiting for Bobby to file his Alaska report, he began-first haltingly, bumblingly, then, gaining silver and fizz, dramatically, almost with heedless relish-to recount the events of the weeks just past.

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  • It returned, in fact, to an area first bumblingly but intuitively pointed out by Malthus a century before—the area of saving.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • He was enormously busy during the dinner, now bumblingly cheering Paul, now approaching McKelvey with “Hear, you’re going to build some piers in Brooklyn, ” now noting how enviously the failures of the class, sitting by themselves in a weedy group, looked up to him in his association with the nobility, now warming himself in the Society Talk of McKelvey and Max Kruger.

    Chapter 15


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