staggers


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a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle

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Nor do I stagger. In short, I am a normal, average man; and I drink in the normal, average way, as drinking goes.
He tottered as he kept his footing, and staggered back and forth.
Mile after mile Tarzan of the Apes put slowly behind him, borne up by sheer force of will where a lesser man would have lain down to die and rest forever tired muscles whose every move was an agony of effort; but at last his progress became practically mechanical--he staggered on with a dazed mind that reacted numbly to a single urge--on, on, on!
For a few minutes he lay there chattering and laughing, and then, with an awful scream, and before any of his companions could prevent, he staggered to his feet and leaped overboard.
Madame de Villefort was overpowered, her eyes first flashed and then swam, she staggered towards the door and disappeared.
Werper, thrown to his length by the suddenness and violence of the disturbance, staggered to his feet when he found himself unhurt.
He staggered up to his feet with a weak, little laugh.
She staggered and fell: nearly blinded with the blood that rained down from a deep gash in her forehead; but raising herself, with difficulty, on her knees, drew from her bosom a white handkerchief--Rose Maylie's own--and holding it up, in her folded hands, as high towards Heaven as her feeble strength would allow, breathed one prayer for mercy to her Maker.
For an hour or two I was even staggered in my resolution of marrying him, and though this was too idle and nonsensical an idea to remain long on my mind, I do not feel very eager for the conclusion of my marriage, nor look forward with much impatience to the time when Reginald, according to our agreement, is to be in town.
As the young man staggered to his feet, he had somehow a sense of detachment, as though he were commencing a new life, or had suddenly come into a new existence.
This sensation lasts only a second, for even while you stagger something seems to turn over in your head, bringing uppermost the mental exclamation, full of astonishment and dismay, "By Jove!
Every moment the ranks were thinned, but as our comrades fell, we closed in to keep them together; and instead of being shaken or staggered in our pace our gallop became faster and faster as we neared the cannon.
It yielded so suddenly at last, that he staggered back upon me, and I staggered back upon the opposite door, and we both laughed.
At last I could go no further; I was exhausted with the violence of my emotion and of my flight, and I staggered and fell by the wayside.
For once in her life Miss Cornelia was undeniably staggered.