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stumbling

an abnormal gait in which the animal does not fully extend the limb, the plantar surface is not properly placed with respect to the ground surface at the time of impact so that the limb is likely to collapse and the animal to fall.
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attempt, as Walt, rather stumblingly, chases him out of his garage with
Summarizing older critical response to the novel, Marlon Ross observes that: "While the novel has gained a central place in (white) gay culture and is often a focus of (white) gay studies, in the context of African American literary and cultural studies, historically it has been alternatingly dismissed or ignored altogether, stumblingly acknowledged or viciously attacked" (16).
Ames recognizes, however stumblingly, that justification is not to be won, and so is able in some degree to sense it at work; Jack is left silenced by the impossibility of winning it; Glory dreams of a moment in which it will be briefly visible.
I stumblingly asked which three guns were his top carry-choices.
He then adds, "I'd pace stumblingly up and down, willing the train to go faster; but the carriage just went on shaking and vibrating all its seats and windows, exactly as ours is doing now" (103, 104).