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  • adv. With a shambling motion.


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shambling +‎ -ly


  • Bill Pullman, who plays John, is on the other hand shamblingly professorial from the first scene.

    Oleanna's Kept Her Looks, but Not Her Attitude

  • If Parlabane's mind was usually like a Gary Larson cartoon, then today it must look like the one with all the cows, dinosaurs, snakes and hornrim-bespectacled matrons piled shamblingly on top of one another

    Boiling a Frog

  • As the Bishop drove shamblingly along down the road, deeply preoccupied in his forthcoming sermon, there came from out of a hole, situated somewhere between the grizzled fringe of hair that marked

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • As he sat still on the moss-grown pale, gloomy and taciturn, his mother standing beside him, with her cap awry, Mr. Leslie shamblingly sauntered up, and said in a pensive dolorous whine --

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852

  • There was Lord Moleyn, who had stayed on to the disorganised, passoverish meal that took the place of dinner on this festal day; he one-stepped shamblingly, his bent knees more precariously wobbly than ever, with a terrified village beauty.

    Crome Yellow

  • And they went, sullenly, shamblingly, like the cowed brutes they were.

    Chapter 5

  • And the two went shamblingly in sure knowledge of the things that were in store.

    Within the Law

  • And, uncertainly, shamblingly, they made their way back toward the fold.

    His Dog

  • He came in shamblingly, with his hand over his eyes as if they were very tired and the light hurt them, so that, for a moment or two, he did not perceive the second visitor.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • He walked shamblingly, when he reached the street, keeping close to the fences as he went on, now and then touching the pickets with his hands like a feeble old man.

    The Conquest of Canaan


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