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  • n. Plural form of staggerer.

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Examples

  • If one has an active mind and a fair degree of optimism, the effect of the "staggerers" administered by Fate passes off after a while.

    The Head of Kay's

  • His gayety and good humor survive such accumulations of "staggerers," he makes such discoveries of the "rosy" in the very smallest of drinks, and becomes himself by his solacements of verse such a "perpetual grand Apollo," that his failings are all forgiven, and hearts resolutely shut against victims of destiny in general open themselves freely to Dick Swiveller.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • No money; no credit; no support from Fred, who seems to turn steady all at once; notice to quit the old lodgings — staggerers, three, four, five, and six!

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Under an accumulation of staggerers, no man can be considered a free agent.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • We bump into each other, two blind staggerers, two solitudes, and then, yes, we apologize.

    Poor Devil

  • There was about the same number of staggerers as ushal, and I again arsks, who has the hordacity to buy 'em?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, May 30, 1891

  • Every night we do guard on two of the near kopjes, and every other day I have to go up with a guard, to another kopje, used as an observation post, and look with a telescope and the nude optic, Sister Anne like, for "staggerers of humanity."

    A Yeoman's Letters Third Edition

  • He gave us a few more staggerers, but not quite equal to the King

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 18, 1893

  • The moment the women were safe beyond the rolling influence of these great waves, in the calm sea beyond, they threw the staggerers from their shoulders and let them try their own unaided powers, while the jumpers swam and floated around to watch the result.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers

  • Elizabeth Mills and Mary Christian, both of whom were now no longer staggerers, but far advanced as jumpers.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers

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