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Word: totter

Definition: shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall


Sentences Containing 'totter'

Then, being set down again, the dying creatures would totter gropingly about, with dragging wings, find each other, strike a guesswork blow or two, and fall exhausted once more.
When he came up she did as she had been told; and, before she had expended the paints and feathers, the bear began to totter, but, still advancing, came close to the woman.

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