stumbling

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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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For all its faults, Hanover, stumblingly sometimes, gives hope of better futures, as all expos have been intended to do, since d'Aveze's first efforts.
On the other hand, a poor speech, stumblingly delivered, badly read, inconsequential, rambling, and over-long - especially an unfunny one - can leave an audience stunned, mind-numbed and exceedingly disgruntled.
The follow-up in which, forced to leave the Sisters of Charity, she seems temporarily to lose heart, is stumblingly conceived.