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  • adv. In a fumbling manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the manner of one who fumbles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a fumbling, awkward, hesitating, or stammering manner.


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  • For a brief moment, I thought we might get to see Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman go at it again, but instead we were treated to a make-out session between Jonah Hill and Russell Brand and a fumblingly adorable, half-hearted smack from Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens.

    MTV Movie Awards: The highlights of the lowbrow

  • It is a rather Shatner-esque photo, is what I'm fumblingly trying to say.

    Fresca, 7-Up

  • She fumblingly opened the bedroom door and flew out of the room, sobbing.

    Baby Games

  • Obama orchestrated the best-organized presidential campaign Michigan has seen in decades, slathering the state with paid staff even after John McCain had fumblingly pulled out.

    Susan J. Demas: How Obama Will Keep Michigan Blue in 2010

  • This is not because they don't want to help their fumblingly incompetent plutocratic brethren in the auto industry, but because they see in the automakers 'failure an opportunity to destroy some of the last vestiges of unionism in the United States.

    A Change That Is Due

  • The senator has tried, fumblingly at times, to care for his extended family, and Willie and Patrick share a bond: they both suffered badly from asthma as boys.

    What Happened In Palm Beach?

  • He no longer saw anything before him; his life was again buried in mystery where he wandered fumblingly.

    Les Miserables

  • That makes the case for me (outlined in previous postings) that the real rot and reason why support has bled away from Welsh Labour lies in the fact that it is very long overdue for Labour in Wales to distance itself from the free-market-forces-rule-philosophy imposed on Wales and elsewhere by Thatcher, (fumblingly and stumblingly carried on by Major) and then re-imposed with zeal by Blair.


  • It is time to take back the Democratic party from the right wing, loser hacks who have been fumblingly, failingly controlling it and the candidates put forward.

    No Filibuster, No Re-Election for Blue State Senators

  • In the total SW arc, as fumblingly and poorly-told as it is, there's a conflict between the deontic ethics of the Jedi and the teleological outlook of the "dark side."



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