[ UK /lˈʌmbəɹɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɫəmbɝɪŋ/ ]
  1. slow and laborious because of weight
    the heavy tread of tired troops
    moved with a lumbering sag-bellied trot
    a ponderous yawn
    ponderous prehistoric beasts
  1. the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
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How To Use lumbering In A Sentence

  • That call my slumbering life to wake to happy things. A Book of Strife in the Form of The Diary of an Old Soul
  • One minister counseled his people, let us do nothing to rekindle the slumbering fires of prejudice between the two races. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Cats were slumbering noisily beneath the TV set and a smallish party of utter strangers were drinking Harp in the saloon lounge. DEATH OF AN UNKNOWN MAN
  • Perhaps the biggest myth Yi dispelled was that he's some kind of big lumbering center.
  • It's not fun, it does hurt, abominably, and I do feel like a lumbering bear, huffing and puffing like Pooh on a bad day.
  • In their opening and closing games England's lumbering back four were hopelessly outmanoeuvred by bursts of fast, mobile, unpredictable attacks, like tankers anchored as speedboats darted around them.
  • During this time, all the big herbivores and carnivores were great lumbering creatures; some of which may have been semi-aquatic, while others were fully terrestrial.
  • The drums often play not so much a beat or a pulse, but lumbering repetitions - just as Eastburn's violin at the start of ‘Repent’ is the weariest sawing I've ever heard.
  • I am a huge fan of fast, movie style fiction, so the slow lumbering is too much for me. The Life Counted In Pages Meme - by Joanna Penn | The Creative Penn
  • Currently, he says, enough waste biomass is being generated by lumbering, by farming, and as urban waste to meet 10 percent of U.S. transportation needs.
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