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Word: stumble

Definition: trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.


Sentences Containing 'stumble'

"A Dictionary Of British Surnames" lists a "Gervase atte Stumble" of 1296 and a "Juliana Stumbel" of 1311 and suggests a meaning (derived from Old English "stumbel") of "Dweller by the tree-stump".
"The Stumble" has been recorded by many artists, including:
"The Stumble" is a blues guitar instrumental composed and recorded by American blues artist Freddie King in 1962.
After this initial stretch, the choice can be made, up until the rocky passage in the direct path, to escape to the less steep left hand side of the slope, where a stumble is less dangerous.
And prudency itself, what more kind and amiable than it, when thou shalt truly consider with thyself, what it is through all the proper objects of thy rational intellectual faculty currently to go on without any fall or stumble?
As they progress the team occasionally stumble across scattered equipment and remains of previous explorers, and are unaware they are being stalked by the creatures.
During the show, Raquel and Buddy finally manage to hook up, but they accidentally stumble into the stage and Buddy is caught with Raquel with his pants down.
Even were there no other lurking danger--a danger I did not care to let my imagination loose upon--there would still be all the roots to stumble over and the tree-boles to strike against.
Executive producer Steven Moffat told "Radio Times" that the story would be from their point of view, for the audience "to see them tackle a case of their own, and stumble across the Doctor's path, quite accidentally".
He eventually makes himself understood, befriending the barman in a local bar buying him drinks and they eventually stumble out of the bar together at closing time.
He was a revalation for a high-flying Catania side who was fighting for UEFA Cup places until a mid-season stumble.
I don't set up to be a fighting man, Senor Samson, but only the best and most loyal squire that ever served knight-errant; and if my master Don Quixote, in consideration of my many faithful services, is pleased to give me some island of the many his worship says one may stumble on in these parts, I will take it as a great favour; and if he does not give it to me, I was born like everyone else, and a man must not live in dependence on anyone except God; and what is more, my bread will taste as well, and perhaps even better, without a government than if I were a governor; and how do I know but that in these governments the devil may have prepared some trip for me, to make me lose my footing and fall and knock my grinders out?
I likewise broke my right shin against the shell of a snail, which I happened to stumble over, as I was walking alone and thinking on poor England.
In some variants, it is invading English which stumble on a thistle, but the story predates this time.
In the pilot episode, two World War I soldiers stumble across the body of an officer in the ruins of a church that has been blown to smithereens by a shell (this can be discovered by the fact that there is a statue of the Virgin Mary and a stained glass window) while crossing no-man's land under heavy gunfire during the Battle of Amiens in 1918.
Initial German attempt on the morning was repulsed and several tanks were lost. Both sides now planned to attack which caused the flanking Finnish battalion to stumble into a German battalion which resulted in both getting tied down.
It caused John Cotton, after a quarter century of flirting with extremism and managing to keep on his feet, to make his first serious stumble," and it "pushed Anne Hutchinson into the public limelight".
It had a careless look, as if it were meant for the uses of the public; so, entering, the first thing I did was to stumble over an ash-box in the porch.
Kojirō and Ittōsai stumble upon Muso Gonnosuke, but Gonnosuke is not prepared for "the stage", as Ittōsai calls it, and Kojirō quickly defeats him.
Manuel performed a clean routine up until his dismount, where a large stumble left him out of medal contention.
Supergirl later reveals that she just happened to stumble into the garden.
Then the master made me a sign to come to his trencher side; but as I walked on the table, being in great surprise all the time, as the indulgent reader will easily conceive and excuse, I happened to stumble against a crust, and fell flat on my face, but received no hurt.
They're the ones who stumble across the truth, via the experience, that there is no Slade revival. The word revival always implies that the band were redundant for a period between their 'hey-day' and their current 'resurgence' but Slade have remained constant throughout."
To do this, organizations developed behavioral interview questions, interviewed the best and worst performers, review the interview data (tracking and coding how frequently keywords and descriptions were repeated, selecting the SKAs that demonstrated best performance and named the competencies) One of the most common pitfalls that organizations stumble upon is that when creating a competency model they focus too much on job descriptions instead the behaviors of an employee.
To dress in the dark, and eat in the dark, and stumble in darkness to his pallet, this is his usual lot.
We meet at the post office, and at the sociable, and about the fireside every night; we live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think that we thus lose some respect for one another.
When they try to steal a painting from a local rich businessman (Roy Kinnear), they accidentally stumble across a gang of real art thieves who have just stolen £1 million worth of paintings.
While involved with their tasks, they stumble on a new mystery.
While looking for it, they stumble upon Michael's damaged bike (which Diane recognizes) and Michael's remains in the shed.

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