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dodder along

To walk or move along slowly and unsteadily, as is common in the elderly. I stayed with grandpa as he doddered along with his walker, but the kids ran ahead of us.

dodder along

to walk along unsteadily, as in old age. Both of the elderly ladies doddered along very slowly. We dodder along because we can't go any faster.
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Kung Fu misfit Jason (Michael Angarano) often visits the Chinatown pawn shop run by doddering Old Hop (Jackie Chan).
After a prologue to explain the mythology of The Monkey King (Jet Li), the film begins in Chinatown, New York, where Kung Fu crazy misfit Jason (Michael Angarano) goes to rifle through DVDs at a pawn shop run by doddering Old Hop (Chan).
If the Queen, 81, lives as long as the Queen Mum, then Charles will be in his 80s before the crown is placed on his doddering old bonce.
Eric Pratt is excellent as stuttering, doddering cheiromantist Podgers who is the catalyst for all the trouble.
There were also plenty of Australian stars in the firmament of this production: Bruce Martin as an unrecognizably doddering King of Clubs, Teddy Tahu Rhodes as a deliciously tongue-in-cheek mock-villain, Leandro, and Elizabeth Whitehouse as a Queen-of-the-Nightish Fata Morgana, to name only a few.
As a baby, Ella of Frell (Anne Hathaway) is blessed by her doddering fairy godmother, Lucinda Perriweather, with the spell of obedience, which compels her to do as she is told.
Since the doddering testimonies aren't very interesting, the focus is on how time has carved a lifetime worth of experience into the worn features of these elders.
Even the considerably pre-elderly must have shuddered at the story of Riley Weston, the actor-writer who was fired by Disney from her screenwriting job when it was revealed that she is not nineteen, as her resume claimed, but a doddering thirty-one.
In Love and Death on Long Island, John Hurt plays a doddering English writer smitten with a cheesy American actor (Jason Priestley), and in the upcoming Gods and Monsters, Sir Ian McKellen enacts film director James Whale's autumnal ardor for the kid (Brendan Fraser) who cuts his lawn.
This is a novel, first issued in 1932, about Slovenians, Croats, Hungarians, Germans, Russians, and Austrians; about the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire and its glorious Franz-Joseph, pictured, finally, as a doddering oaf with a "drop hanging from his nose." It is about history, memory, forgetfulness, and the foolishness of "honor" and politics.
A doddering mother-in-law gets very, very confused.
I had seen those meek and trusting women--and one very old and doddering man, who had once sat next to me--in Ernesto's waiting room, and I never doubted that Henry's case against Ernesto was fairly, honestly, and soberly made.
The man who greeted me, though, wasn't the doddering senior citizen I'd expected, but a bearded, single man in his late fifties who worked as a psychologist for the government.
Doddering but not dead, Reaganism in its dotage is making fitful attempts to secure its ideology throughout the cultural life of the country.
It will just add to the tailbacks and clutter already created by doddering fogies who gained their licences when Lloyd George was a lad.