SHAMBLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SHAMBLE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 v.  walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet
Classic Sentence:
1  The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 67. Cutting In.
2  The animal broke into a shambling trot, his breath panting and labored, and the wagon swayed forward with a jolt that threw them about like popcorn in a popper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  If we will keep a shambling, loose, untaught set in the community, for our convenience, why, we must take the consequence.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  The shambling figure, and the scanty great-coat, were not to be mistaken.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
5  He moved with a shambling gait round the group and spoke to Stephen.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 5
6  The exhausted horse did not respond to the whip or reins but shambled on, dragging his feet, stumbling on small rocks and swaying as if ready to fall to his knees.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
7  He shambled along with bowed head, his brain in a tumult of agony and despair.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
8  The man shambled down the passage in his slippers.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
9  Begone, then; and if thou wilt do mine errand, and if thou return hither when it is done, thou shalt see Saxon flesh cheap as ever was hog's in the shambles of Sheffield.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
10  When it cleared again the place was a shambles.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
11  When about to be sent to the same market, an older sister went to the shambles, to plead with the wretch who owned them, for the love of God, to spare his victims.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence:
1  As you might expect of 'master race' zombies, these zombies don't shamble, they run.
2  After the party, the house was a total/complete shambles.
3  The press conference was a complete shambles.
4  The meeting was a shambles from start to finish.
5  With the private sector in shambles, the Federal government is the only one with enough juice left to fix anything.