Tottering sentence example

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  • He moved towards tl e door, calling to them to support his tottering steps.

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  • While thrones were falling or tottering in every country in Europe, it was inevitable that excitement and agitation should prevail in Great Britain.

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  • Things like crashing around the house in her baby walker or tottering along behind her push cart.

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  • How could five old men tottering away to their final resting place be enthusiastic on the reception of a stranger?

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  • He totally transformed what we were doing from students tottering around in a studio to dancers beginning to understand the movement.

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  • During eight years (1806-1814) the chief places of the island had been garrisoned by British troops; and the commander of the force which upheld the tottering rule of Ferdinand at Palermo naturally had great authority.

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  • All this is a great tottering pile balanced on a ball, a ball that is about to start rolling downhill.

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  • The 21st Century Party initiative has taken us the first few tottering steps down this road.

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  • In a confidential report to Kennedy, Mansfield said he saw little point in America continuing to support President Diem 's tottering regime.

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  • With a tottering tower of CDs sitting on the window sill, patiently waiting for review, it 's clearly time for another mix.

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  • Sunday 16 th July Lord, have mercy on our wayward world, tottering on the brink of self-destruction.

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  • Due to a decrease in investment from abroad, these economies appear to be tottering on the verge of economic collapse.

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  • I am now tottering back into health but my spirits are gloomy.

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  • Three of the injured came tottering out from the coal face and collapsed in our arms.

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  • If you're not comfortable tottering on 5" high heels, you can still find platforms in shorter heights.

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  • There was not a single chamber in the old fabric that was not crumbling and tottering.

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  • Roman nationality persisted, but the administrative system was tottering.

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  • The new Constitution is stated by a leading Moslem convert to be the greatest blow against the tottering walls of Islam.

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  • Andrew, who behaved with injudicious violence, was banished to France, James to Newcastle; other preachers were confined to their parishes; and by a mixture of chicanery (as at the pseudo assembly of Linlithgow) and of violence, the king established his tottering episcopacy, and sowed the dragon's teeth of civil war.

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  • It is probable that what he had suffered during his first year in London had often reminded him of some parts of the satire in which Juvenal had described the misery and degradation of a needy man of letters, lodged among the pigeons' nests in the tottering garrets which overhung the streets of Rome.

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  • By this time Napoleon was tottering to his fall; shortly before the catastrophe of Elba he allowed the pope to return to the States of the Church.

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  • In this way Gallicanism, which had once stood for all that was national and progressive, now came to mean subservience to a feeble autocracy already tottering to its fall.

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  • The Bahmani dynasty was, however, already tottering to its fall; and in 1490 Imad-ul-Mulk, governor of Gawil, who had formerly held all Berar, proclaimed his independence and proceeded to annex Mahur to his new kingdom.

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  • Its last manifestation was the successful defence of the monastery of Czenstochowa by Prior Kordecki against the finest troops in Europe, its last representative was Stephen Czarniecki, who brought the fugitive John Casimir back from exile and reinstalled him on his tottering throne.

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  • Ismails exactions from the Egyptian peasantry reacted on the army, causing discontent; and when he was tottering on the throne he instigated military demonstrations against his own government, and, by thus sapping the foundations of discipline, assisted Arabis revolution; the result was the battle of Tell el-Kebir, the British occupation, and the disbandment of the army, which at that time in Egypt proper consisted of 18,000 men.

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  • Much more clearly than most men, he saw that the Bourbons were tottering to their fall, but how to prevent that fall he did not know.

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  • His first care on arrival in India was to restore equilibrium to the finances, which were tottering under the burden imposed upon them by the Burmese War.

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  • Russia and Turkey, naturally hostile to one another, had taken occasion of the weakness of Persia to forget their mutual quarrels and unite to plunder the tottering kingdom of the Safawid kings.

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  • These events shook the whole Persian empire; Babylon and other subject states rose in revolt, and to the Jews it seemed that Persia was tottering and that the Messianic era was nigh.

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  • The ministry of Lord North, however, was tottering, and soon after fell; the Board of Trade was abolished by the passing of Burke's bill in 1782, and Gibbon's salary vanished with it - no trifle, for his expenditure had been for three years on a scale somewhat disproportionate to his private fortune.

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