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stag·gers

(stag'ĕrz),
A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

stag·gers

(stag'ĕrz)
A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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This idea, growing, appeared to give him strength--a new and revivifying purpose--so that for a time he no longer staggered; but went forward steadily with head erect.
Again Clayton essayed to stagger on to meet his fate, but once more he pitched headlong to the boat's bottom, nor, try as he would, could he again rise.
Maximilian tried to speak, but he could articulate nothing; he staggered, and supported himself against the wainscot.
La staggered forward, reeled, and fell across Werper in a swoon.
They all staggered along, Gerald still clutching the dressing-case, and supported on the other side by an excited and somewhat incoherent villager.
They staggered along down the lane, climbing once over a tree which lay across the lane and far into the adjoining field.
The landlord staggered into the room, followed by a young man.
I felt him stagger with the shock, though he uttered no cry; I tried to check my speed, but the sword dropped from his right hand, the rein fell loose from the left, and sinking backward from the saddle he fell to the earth; the other riders swept past us, and by the force of their charge I was driven from the spot.
Barnaby was beside him when he staggered to his feet.
Though he could neither stand nor walk, he involuntarily staggered to his horse, climbed upon his back, and clung there.
Then came pealing through the air a bugle-call that froze my blood - "IT IS I, SOLDIER - COME!" I turned; Cathy was flying down through the massed people; she cleared the parapet at a bound, and sped towards that riderless horse, who staggered forward towards the remembered sound; but his strength failed, and he fell at her feet, she lavishing kisses upon him and sobbing, the house rising with one impulse, and white with horror!
I laugh at the build up of my mate staggering down the street, he staggers into the old man and I laugh at the way he goes down slow, it's childish I agree but with no malice or intent.