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 Meanings and Examples of STAGGER
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stagger
 v.  sway; walk as if unable to control one's movements
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  So that not the fierce-fanged tiger in his heraldic coat can so stagger courage as the white-shrouded bear or shark.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
2  Fain am I to stagger to this emprise under the weightiest words of the dictionary.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
3  Thrusting his head half way into the binnacle, Ahab caught one glimpse of the compasses; his uplifted arm slowly fell; for a moment he almost seemed to stagger.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
4  In turn, jerkingly raised and lowered by the rolling billows, the towing resistance of the log caused the old reelman to stagger strangely.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
5  "The young men stagger under their burdens," returned Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
6  To show himself independent of me, he would start and stagger through with his hymn in the most discordant manner.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
7  I stood as long as I could stagger to the hopper with grain.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  This in itself was sometimes enough to stagger us; but when we permitted ourselves to survey the road, we were frequently appalled.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
9  At a certain moment fear assailed them; whether it was that he was fatigued, or that his head turned, they thought they saw him hesitate and stagger.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—THE ANKLE-CHAIN MUST HAVE UNDERGONE A CERTAIN...
10  Fauchelevent felt himself stagger and on the point of falling headlong into the grave himself.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
11  Gavroche was seen to stagger, then he sank to the earth.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XV—GAVROCHE OUTSIDE
12  In front of him he saw, in the gaslight, a tallish man, walking with a slight stagger, and carrying a white goose slung over his shoulder.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
13  He tried to stagger to his feet; but he was still ghastly pale and trembling in every limb.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
14  But even while they watched his daring progress, Edmond's foot slipped, and they saw him stagger on the edge of a rock and disappear.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
15  Ulysses stood firm as a rock and the blow did not even stagger him, but he shook his head in silence as he brooded on his revenge.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
Example Sentence:
1  After he was attacked, he managed to stagger to the phone and call for help.
2  We seem to stagger from one crisis to the next.
3  The decision appeared to stagger defense attorneys Williamson and Michael W.
4  The two drunken men stagger into the room.
5  I was absolutely staggered when I saw the bill.
6  He staggered drunkenly toward the door.
7  The injured woman staggered to her feet.
8  I staggered and had to clutch at a chair for support.
9  The baby dog staggered to me.
10  I hooked his foot when he passed me and he staggered but didn't fall.
11  She staggered about whether to reveal it all.
12  He staggered on the uneven surface of the car park.
13  He reports almost 16,000 incidents of fake notes in the first three months of 2006, a staggering 92 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago.
14  The financial impact on the town was staggering.
15  Mercutio, fatally stabbed, staggers round the stage in his death throes.