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He tottered as he kept his footing, and staggered back and forth.
It struck upon his shoulder, and hurled him, crushed and screaming, to the ground, while Alleyne, recalled to his senses by these shrill cries in his very ear, staggered on to his feet, and gazed wildly about him.
He staggered back, dropping Victory to the floor, and then he cried aloud for the guard, and came at me.
And when the club or whip fell upon them, the spark fluttered feebly up, and they tottered to their feet and staggered on.
And amid all this bursting, rending, throbbing of awakening life, under the blazing sun and through the soft-sighing breezes, like wayfarers to death, staggered the two men, the woman, and the huskies.
With the dogs falling, Mercedes weeping and riding, Hal swearing innocuously, and Charles's eyes wistfully watering, they staggered into John Thornton's camp at the mouth of White River.
They all staggered along, Gerald still clutching the dressing-case, and supported on the other side by an excited and somewhat incoherent villager.
They staggered along down the lane, climbing once over a tree which lay across the lane and far into the adjoining field.
Though he could neither stand nor walk, he involuntarily staggered to his horse, climbed upon his back, and clung there.
She staggered and fell: nearly blinded with the blood that rained down from a deep gash in her forehead; but raising herself, with difficulty, on her knees, drew from her bosom a white handkerchief--Rose Maylie's own--and holding it up, in her folded hands, as high towards Heaven as her feeble strength would allow, breathed one prayer for mercy to her Maker.
He was so hot that I think he would have thrashed Drebber with his cudgel, only that the cur staggered away down the road as fast as his legs would carry him.
He staggered back with a livid face, and I saw the perspiration break out upon his brow, while his teeth chattered in his head.