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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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He anticipates a miserable summer with a doddering old woman, but when Aunt Ethel shoots a bat in the kitchen his first night and feeds him spaghetti for breakfast the next morning, Josh realizes that this summer will be unusual.
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.
A doddering mother-in-law gets very, very confused.
It will just add to the tailbacks and clutter already created by doddering fogies who gained their licences when Lloyd George was a lad.
I refer to doddering Dan O'Neill's article in the South Wales Echo (January 14) regarding Richard Dawkins' slogan "There's probably no God.
Thank goodness for co-host Tess Daly, who is always covering up for his doddering mistakes.
After a prologue to explain the mythology of The Monkey King (Li), the film begins in Chinatown, New York, where kung fu crazy misfit Jason often goes to rifle through DVDs at a pawn shop run by doddering Old Hop (Chan).
He is the party's third leader in two years after Charles Kennedy was forced out over drinking and Sir Menzies Campbell for his doddering performance.
Come forth all the doddering JPs; they don't have a clue what is going on and just smack the naughty boys and girls on the wrist.
Eric Pratt is excellent as stuttering, doddering cheiromantist Podgers who is the catalyst for all the trouble.
Isn't there something reassuring that Whicker's finally had enough and would rather stay at home, instead of doddering into the sunset?
I've tried 'mature singles' packages and, frankly, found them full of ageing or doddering loners or divorcees trying to pull a new partner.
Employment-challenged Filippo and their two kids quickly embrace the generous, doddering gent, but unhappy Giovanna doesn't warm up to him until he gives her some unsolicited but valuable baking tips.
Almost one of every two words we've read on this tawdry business is some doddering old bleezebag's opinion, and even in a pluralist democracy with a free press, that's too much opinion