[ UK /ʃˈæmblɪŋ/ ]
  1. walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    from his shambling I assumed he was very old
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How To Use shambling In A Sentence

  • She failed to live up to the moment, shambling through a faltering performance of her new single.
  • Him mighty Heracles slew in sea-girt Erythea by his shambling oxen on that day when he drove the wide-browed oxen to holy Tiryns, and had crossed the ford of Ocean and killed Orthus and Eurytion the herdsman in the dim stead out beyond glorious Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
  • Sim was a round-shouldered curiously oafish-looking man, not large but shambling in gait, with a chubby face which was like that of an overgrown baby, and which was capable of good humor. Such, Such Were the Joys
  • Today, shambling down to the pub, the little diddy bus round the corner arrived bloody early- a good five minutes or so, just as I'd turned out of my front door.
  • I walked to the library slowly, as if shambling, for my heart is bound with iron bands like the faithful servant in that old tale.
  • His pained expression implies childlike insecurity, his shambling unsophistication contrasting with the intensity of the competition.
  • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • Here we are shambling and wounded and lonely at the end of the world.
  • It has its moments of charm, but ultimately the picture is a bit of an undisciplined, shambling mess.
  • Inside, we find shambling, carefully sculpted poetics that take full advantage of their capacity to surprise and startle: No two pages look the same; the text kinetically rambles over the available surface area.
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