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- adj. Unsteady, precarious or rickety.
- adj. Unstable, insecure or wobbly.
- v. Present participle of totter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
- adj. (of structures or institutions) having lost stability; failing or on the point of collapse
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He turned to watch his sister, once again tottering toward the glimmering fake plants.
There were, in truth, moments when he felt in his turn an impulse, that was nearly resistless, to spring forward and awake the unconscious sleepers; but a glance at Ellen would serve to recall his tottering prudence, and to admonish him of the consequences.
Her condition, which was not widely known during her husband's political career, was probably responsible for the catty rumors about Mamie being a "tottering" heavy drinker, Julie and David say in the interview.
Karnataka and prop up the "tottering" Congress government in Andhra Pradesh.
In the car afterwards Cronkite would predict the race a shoe-in for Carter and pick Bush over a "tottering" Reagan.
He sez (at non-partisan NRO) that it will also allow the President to “salvage his tottering administration”.
With an approval rating barring any spectacular uptick in the economy that is likely next year to still be razor thin between what's needed to eke out a victory or tottering perilously close to a defeat, he will have virtually no margin for error to ward off the distraction of a spirited challenge from inside the Democratic party.
Sometimes, driving along, he'll spot an unsuspecting cyclist tottering by on a vintage Schwinn and offer to buy it for $20 plus the shiny Chinese-built " Wal-Mart special" off the back of his truck.
Old Marrow-Bone, deserted and far behind, was tottering silently along in his handicapped race with death.
At half-past eight, famished, tottering, I washed up, changed my clothes, and dragged my weary body to the car.