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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of totter.


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  • The black swan with difficulty extricated itself from this murderous grasp, hurried on shore, tottered from the water's edge a few paces, and then fell to die.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Having heard thus far I tottered from the summer-house, and got into the shrubbery, where

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • The first girl to answer my call tottered into the room half-naked and half-asleep.

    River God

  • Margot tottered away, and came again presently with the water.

    The Right of Way — Volume 03

  • Deciding they needed more, they tottered to the nightclub opposite.

    Baby Blue

  • Though he felt light-headed from the morning and afternoon group-meditation sessions and the trancing suck of the desert sun, he pushed himself up and tottered back to the yurt on legs that might as well have been deboned for all the stability they offered him, this perfect gift of the dragonfly inside him and no way to get it out.

    The Silence

  • Barack Obama vacillated awkwardly as Mr Mubarak tottered.

    Egypt: After the revolution, the ballot box | Observer editorial

  • He crawled and tottered along the deck, so weak was he from hunger.


  • Several times he stumbled, and finally he tottered, crumpled up, and fell.

    To Build A Fire

  • I tottered and spun from the exhaustion; my breasts bled from his painful nips: still I perservered, determined to preserve this, his babyness, his need for me.

    Needful Things | Her Bad Mother


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