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stumbles

(ˈstəmblæz)
1. and stum [st?m] and stumble-bumbles (ˈstəmblæˈbəmblæz) n. barbiturates; sedatives; tranquilizers; alcohol. (Drugs.) Kelly was shocked to find a handful of stumble-bumbles in his brother’s jeans.
2. n. the inability to stand up and walk straight. I guess I have the stumbles today. Not enough sleep, I guess.
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Sometimes he had to stumble along the bed of the stream, and sometimes he had to push through shrubs, dense and thorny; often he was obliged to climb over rocks in order to avoid the hornet-nests that hung on the trees over his head.
It was a slow and arduous march, for the slave chain was new to these people, and there were many delays as one of their number would stumble and fall, dragging others down with her.
Did one forge ahead an arrow found his heart; did one lag behind he never again was seen alive; did one stumble to one side, even for a bare moment from the sight of his fellows, he did not return--and always when they came upon the bodies of their dead they found those terrible arrows driven with the accuracy of superhuman power straight through the victim's heart.
To the last stumble of its stumbling end this dray horse must abide by the mandates of the lesser truth that is the truth of life and that makes life possible to persist.
Whether it was that she had heard his words, or that she did not want to hear them, she made a sort of stumble, twice struck out, and hurriedly skated away from him.
The first time he stumbles across most of the population he's literally stumbling across them because they're lying with a knife or a bullet hole in them.
15pm Bruce Willis returns as unreconstructed macho cop John McClane on the trail of a computer hacker suspected of sabotaging the FBI network, but the wise-cracking hero soon stumbles on a far bigger crime.
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Following Martha Tom through her pursuit of blackberries in the deep forest, Crossing Bok Chitto will captivate young readers with vivid and colorful pictures as the young Native American girl stumbles upon a forbidden slave church and befriends one of its members.
SLURMAN: Uma stumbles on her words' BLURMAN: Now she stumbles on her feet' GRRR.
Crazy Quilt by Paula Paul is the entertaining, original and engaging story of Flora Adams, a cancer patient who, in the midst of a recuperation leave, stumbles upon an old man who becomes both an annoyance and an infatuation to her.
In the process, she stumbles through child-rearing, new love, and the demands of a career she talks her way into.
Heston stumbles toward mentioning our ethnic composition, then realizes he'd better stop.
Determined to protect her gay s(m (Jonathan Tucker) from a predatory older man, a Nevada mother (Tilda Swinton) stumbles into an escalating nightmare of murder and cover-up as she matches wits with a hunky but threatening blackmailer (ER's Goran Visnjic).
Our Lord said that one who walks in the night stumbles "because the light fails him" (John 11:10).