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Definition to walk in an awkward, shuffling way
  • She shambled about the house in over-sized slippers.
shambled = to walk in an awkward, shuffling way
  • shambled along with bowed head
  • James' chubby face was set and unsmiling as Major continued his imitation, scratching his nose, pouting his lips, and shambling loosely like a puppet at the end of jerking strings.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • shambling = to walk in an awkward, shuffling way
  • People turned to look after him, so uncouth was his shambling figure.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He could bear no one but his wife; he shambled up to Margaret afterwards and asked her to do what she could with him.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • That invading energy scared him more than the prospect of being embraced by the fiery arms of this shambling specter.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • The great head drooped more and more under its tree of horns, and the shambling trot grew weak and weaker.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Although the shambling figures moved in complete silence, there were screams all around now.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He moved with a shambling gait round the group and spoke to Stephen.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I broke into a shambling trot, my gun hand in my pocket, clutching the automatic.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Eragon hesitated, reluctant to leave, then nodded and shambled away from the bench, his feet dragging in the dirt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Edward was gone; they heard him slipping and shambling on the polished oak of the stairs.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • The two of them were running in the direction of a shambling roadhouse.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Hawat shambled forward as a Fremen lance was lifted and replaced behind him.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • For in the new dark, the restive herd of old men shambled forward, hearts hammering.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • I head for the next car over, but the alligator turns as well, shambling beside the train, its blunt, toothy snout open, grinning.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The troll shambled forwards, squinting through the chandelier light.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The poet Ampleforth shambled into the cell.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Hope passes the window outside the free-lunch counter in a shambling, panic-stricken run.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  The Iceman Cometh
  • The man shambled down the passage in his slippers.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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