[ US /ˈtɑtɝ/ ]
[ UK /tˈɒtɐ/ ]
  1. walk unsteadily
    small children toddle
  2. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
  3. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    The drunk man tottered over to our table
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How To Use totter In A Sentence

  • Gregara, I never could abye the reek of them since I could stotter on two feet. David Balfour, Second Part Being Memoirs Of His Adventures At Home And Abroad, The Second Part: In Which Are Set Forth His Misfortunes Anent The Appin Murder; His Troubles With Lord Advocate Grant; Captivity On The Bass Rock; Journey Into Holland And Fran
  • A swarm of princesses totter on stage, got up like topiary on legs in every shade of scarlet, crimson, cerise, cochineal, each foolishly imagining Prince Charming must choose her as his red queen. Cendrillon; Rinaldo – review
  • Old dandies with creaking joints tottered along Piccadilly to their certain doom; young clerks in the city, explaining that they wished to attend their aunt's funeral, crowded the omnibuses for Kensington and were seen no more; while my mother tells me that excursion trains from the country were arriving at the principal stations throughout the day, bearing huge loads of provincial inamorati. The War of the Wenuses
  • The building exploits the drama of this interlocked matrix of mass and light as stepped ramps zigzag through the atrium, revealing the sheer concrete wall and the great tottering stack of galleries.
  • Bewildered by the suddenness of this blow, I could but watch in helpless silence the advancing throng, with my poor friends in their midst, their hands bound, their tottering footsteps directed by rude shoves towards the pipul tree, the accustomed assembly place of the villagers and the village council. Tales of Destiny
  • Its various schools, once strongly entrenched at numerous clan capitals throughout the country, were now tottering on the brink of ruin.
  • I'm gonna buy me a little red dress and some tottery shoes.
  • But before ten days were gone even the woman Ipsukuk exhausted her provisions, and went home weak and tottery. A HYPERBOREAN BREW
  • In fact, as the team tottered into town late on Wednesday afternoon, its members didn't look at all like the healthy young athletes who had left Mountain Village on Sunday.
  • I have seen an etheromaniac at forty-one a wizened, bent, decrepit, and tottering old man.
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