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lumber along

To move forward in a heavy, plodding, and ungainly manner. The bear lumbered along awkwardly for a few steps after we hit it with the tranquilizer dart before it eventually crashed to the ground. I hate these tourists who lumber along the busy streets with their massive backpacks and suitcases, bumping into everyone and everything along the way.
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lumber along

to lope or walk along heavily and awkwardly. The horses were lumbering along very slowly because they were tired out. They were lumbering along, hoping to get there on time.
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Jeddah lumbers along in many aspects and for good reason.
The reconnaissance plane was a KC-135, a four-engine aircraft the size of a passenger jet that lumbers along like a freight train.
There's perhaps no bigger error in game design than making it a chore to control your central character, but Godzilla, heavy as he is meant to be, lumbers along like a sack of bricks on a squarewheeled wheelbarrow.
(AP) -- As the economy lumbers along, the staff who run the McHenry County College bookstore are seeing more students turn to their textbook rental program to save costs.
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True Believers lumbers along forever, then lurches to the finish." JOHN BROENING
Link's picture of a massive engine racing across a railway bridge, beneath which a boy shoos cows and a couple sirs in a car, or his image of a man sitting at the window of a third-floor apartment as a train lumbers along Main Street, offer a just-plausible surrealism perfected in recent decades by Jeff Wall and Gregory Crewdson.
They don't need something that lumbers along like an ox".
They don't need something that lumbers along like an ox," British defense analyst Charles Heyman said.
While it's a charming looking film, with clever ideas and decent performances all round, it's also incredibly slow-paced and lumbers along completely aimlessly.
It never lumbers along, is easy to manoeuvre even in tight spots and can genuinely claim to have the feel of a saloon in terms of its handling, cornering ability, equipment and styling.
About 670 miles from the North Pole, the mother bear lumbers along in her hunt for ringed seals, leaving a zigzagged path of 12-inch-wide craters followed by the smaller paw prints of her two young sons.
Bleak and depressing, this is a film that lumbers along, desperately crying out for a lightness of touch in the direction and emotional depth from the script without finding either.
Likely to be dubbed "Life Is Miserable" in the wake of Roberto Beuigni's hit, the film lumbers along without distinction in the early reels, burdened by laborious pacing and lifeless, old-school direction.