1 She must put her mother out of her mind now, else she would stumble stupidly like Gerald or sob monotonously like Wade.
2 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.
3 To dress in the dark, and eat in the dark, and stumble in darkness to his pallet, this is his usual lot.
4 It was past in a moment, and I listened again, and heard the footstep stumble in coming on.
5 Whether it was that she had heard his words, or that she did not want to hear them, she made a sort of stumble, twice struck out, and hurriedly skated away from him.
6 On little donkey, patiently stumble.
7 Yes; and he do contrive to stumble upon her whenever she walks out on fine days with the chiel.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 6: 3 The Serious Discourse of Clym with His Cousin
8 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.
9 I stumble on an idea once a fortnight if I am lucky.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James JoyceContext Highlight In Chapter 5
10 As he went further from the bench and the young girl, and while his back was turned to her, he fancied that she was gazing after him, and that made him stumble.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IV—BEGINNING OF A GREAT MALADY
11 Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
12 Once in the house, Scarlett stumbled up the stairs to her bedroom and, clutching her Rosary from the table, dropped to her knees and tried to pray.
13 Hardly had he finished the first lines when two other voices, drunken voices, assailed him, enraged foolish voices that stumbled over words and blurred them together.
14 At this realization it was as though chains fell away from her and with them the fear which had haunted her dreams since the night she stumbled to Tara to find the world ended.
15 Lily could remember when young Silverton had stumbled into their circle, with the air of a strayed Arcadian who has published charming sonnets in his college journal.