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    1. the bravest of souls totter sometimes

    2. We stood balanced on a teeter totter

    3. About 1969 Bernie’s empire began to totter and in 1970 he had

    4. They watched Desolé get out of the car, lean back in and press the remote door closed, then totter unstably towards the stairs

    5. The last thing she wanted to do was totter over and trip up the steps

    6. Soon her very shadow, she dared say, would begin to totter

    7. But here was exactly what she did want; and presently, suitably shod and skirted, and armed with a stick--not the ebony, ivory-handled, rubber-tipped stick of her future, leaning on which she would totter into rooms at parties, but a stout one with an iron point--she started off in Conderley's company on the prescribed rounds, Audrey watching them from the window, and thinking that her Jim was beginning to stoop rather, and that Fanny's figure was really remarkable for her age

    8. For a few days I said he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: the coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot's sceptre in his heart

    9. Heathcliff, we have each had a commencement, and each stumbled and tottered on the threshold; had our teachers scorned instead of aiding us, we should stumble and totter yet

    10. Wopsle's great-aunt collected her energies, and made an indiscriminate totter at them with a birch-rod

    11. the burden, whatever it might be, of crime or anguish, beneath which it was his doom to totter

    12. Darya Alexandrovna had seen that as soon as he glanced into her face; and she felt sorry for him, and her faith in the innocence of her friend began to totter

    13. He could hardly totter

    14. few more days, till we totter in the road! Then, my old Kentucky home, good night!” “Just a few more days for to tote the weary load! No matter, ‘twill never be light! Just a Dr

    15. few more days till we totter in the road—”

    16. When he was able to totter about the house, he turned his hands to weaving baskets of split oak and mending the furniture ruined by the Yankees

    17. He had been used every day to taste the flavor of supremacy and the tribute of complete deference: and the certainty that he was watched or measured with a hidden suspicion of his having some discreditable secret, made his voice totter when he was speaking to edification

    18. It was a newer crisis in Rosamond's experience than even Dorothea could imagine: she was under the first great shock that had shattered her dream-world in which she had been easily confident of herself and critical of others; and this strange unexpected manifestation of feeling in a woman whom she had approached with a shrinking aversion and dread, as one who must necessarily have a jealous hatred towards her, made her soul totter all the more with a sense that she had been walking in an unknown world which had just broken in upon her

    19. For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed: that coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot’s sceptre in his heart

    20. Doc couldn’t see her face, but she had a fine walk, thigh and knee and ankle swinging free and proud, no jerk and totter the way so many women walked as they fell from step to step

    21. A deep groan would be heard, the man’s eyes would fill with tears, his legs would begin to fail him, he would totter along for a few yards, swaying from side to side, then fall to the ground, never to rise again

    22. I set her up in a corner three steps away and called her, and she used to totter across to me, and she wasn't frightened, but would run to me laughing, she'd rush at me and throw her arms round my neck

    23. The peasants toil so, that on every occasion, the mowers, before the end of the third stint, whether weak, young, or old, can hardly walk as they totter past the last rows, and only with difficulty are they able to rise after the breathing-spell; and the women, often pregnant, or nursing infants, work in the same way

    24. But there are times when a higher truth, revealed at first to a few persons, gradually gains ground till it has taken hold of such a number of persons that the old public opinion, founded on a lower order of truths, begins to totter and the new is ready to take its place, but has not yet been firmly established

    1. There was motion for a few minutes before she tottered groggily out

    2. So, he tottered his way to the wall, stepped up onto one of the ramparts and simply started to fire, point blank, into the faces of the attackers

    3. Yes I tottered when my moment of truth arrived and pleaded with

    4. The Imperial was unfailingly observant and managed to grab hold of her and support her as she tottered again

    5. Frank and Rosemary tottered, struggled to right themselves, Frank still holding on to her, Rosemary pulling free

    6. He tottered back against the railing

    7. A tower of crates strapped down with cords tottered behind him

    8. He tottered, trying to keep his balance as he struck another blow on Salic’s arm

    9. The stack tottered for a moment, as though trying to make up its mind which way to fall, finally crashing through the roof of the house with a roar that sent clouds of dust billowing up into the sky

    10. feel sorry for herself one of the baby wolves tottered over, tripping

    11. He tottered for a moment and then fell back, sliding halfway out of his chair

    12. The bulding was sound proof! He stumbled back into the courtyard, shrugged his shouldeds and tottered away

    13. He tottered toward Zia

    14. Although it was only nine o'clock, the mother excused herself and tottered up to bed

    15. I was the sole patron and, as no one arrived to harass me, I pretended to browse until an elderly woman, bright red ringlets framing a mask of powder and paint, tottered towards me

    16. They were ready to call the surveillance off after two hours cooped up in Irma’s little sports car, three doors along from Bindi Hussey’s house, when the young woman slammed her front gate and tottered across the street only metres from the spies, who sank down in their seats

    17. Desolé tottered back to her car, wondering why she‘d come and wishing she hadn‘t worn such high heels; her bunions were killing her

    18. Khosatral reeled and tottered; his cries were awful to hear, as if metal were given a tongue of pain, as if iron shrieked and bellowed under torment

    19. The big clock on the wall tottered like an old man on his last legs

    20. Thankfully, after an hour’s worth of agony, I was able to move and I tottered over to the chamber pot to relieve myself

    21. Finally on the move, she tottered toward the phone, stiff from hours of reclining and quite annoyed

    22. With faltering steps he tottered unsteadily to the door and opened it

    23. Unheeded, it tottered, fell off it's perch, and shattered to dust

    24. Abruptly, she tottered as if on the brink of a cliff where she had lost her balance and with a slight yet stifled cry clutched onto Feltus’s arm with a tight, frenzied grasp that indicated her sudden, overwhelming change into a distant state of mind

    25. I can’t remember ever saying tottered before

    26. Carter dropped the box on the floor and tottered backwards

    27. He tottered out of the shower and looked

    28. He tottered to the half wall separating the inner from the outer cave

    29. Kevin teetered and tottered, barely able to tell where he was looking

    30. Genesis’s legs succumbed to the exhaustion and he tottered over

    31. The pile tottered as Jasper made his way to the washbasin but nothing fell

    32. ” Hope tottered over towards the screen as Weonly Inc

    33. " Shay tottered over to Liam and grabbed

    34. Then I wheeled the trolley, while she tottered along beside me, out to her car

    35. Greg scraped the clothes into a pile with his fingers and tottered to his feet

    36. A woman with large fake breasts tottered by shakily on towering heels, sending her a suspicious glare

    37. The old man nodded, stood up slowly and tottered to the door

    38. They were barely inside when a wizened stooped old woman tottered over to them, dripping in

    39. Once the strange boots were strapped onto her feet she tottered toward the ice

    40. Ignoring him she pushed herself up again, tottered along for a few steps, slid on one foot and crashed to the ice again

    41. He was surprised at the change in the boy who only yesterday had tottered on the cliff toward death and yet now was energetically engaging life with new found vigour

    42. She tottered along, wobbling slightly before stepping through and stopping next to him

    43. I stumbled out of bed, opened the shutters and tottered to the bathroom stiff and tired, already contemplating an afternoon nap

    44. Then… modern humans tottered around wearing thousands upon thousands of worthless death’s-heads, until they become insane crazed slaves: sitting and carving death’s-heads all their fucking life until they died… and giving them TO their children who were also enslaved into carving more of these ‘beads’ just to keep ahead of all other insane humans until the entire culture of bead makers and the tribes that did it went completely extinct

    45. tottered on the brink of a steep precipice

    46. He tottered then fell

    47. Woozy from the realignment of his senses he tottered on his feet as I smashed upward again with the broom handle at the hand holding the machete

    48. child in her hand that tottered along, scarcely able to sustain her own weight

    49. Heathcliff, we have each had a commencement, and each stumbled and tottered on the threshold; had our teachers scorned instead of aiding us, we should stumble and totter yet

    50. made but a faint attempt to parry this unexpected blow; the monarchy he had scarcely reconstructed tottered on its precarious foundation, and at a sign from the emperor the incongruous structure of ancient prejudices and new ideas fell to the ground

    1. in the high, old tottering voice that seemed to have been tuned and broken at the capstan bars

    2. tottering congregations that are built upon these trash heaps, but

    3. ” Sicarius stopped before a tottering wooden structure on a dilapidated dock

    4. Through the opening she created, Caroline appeared to be tottering at the ragged edge of consciousness

    5. Then, from the first door, another man emerged followed by a gray old man, tottering with a cane as rapidly as his legs could manage to join the wailing mass on the lawn

    6. tottering Weimar Republic—legislation which, though a travesty of the law, will

    7. A handful of tottering old magicians and desperate merchants threw

    8. but when Bes cal ed the old gods to war, Onuris came tottering out of a

    9. The sun flamed up slowly, sullenly, above the jungle, flooding the towers with a dull gold that left shadows lurking beneath the tottering walls

    10. The well-knit kingdom Conan had built up seemed tottering on the edge of dissolution, and commoners and merchants trembled at the imminence of a return of the feudalistic regime

    11. She sat up, dizzily tottering

    12. He could barely stay standing without tottering

    13. Home for lunch later than usual, I found the table set, the food on the table and a pale Amina tottering and holding her side

    14. And our unsteady tottering exit from the hotel to go to the car

    15. Lizzie started moving her limbs, a little more each day and with the physiotherapist and her own determination to get better, she started standing and tottering around the room initially with crutches

    16. Zeke came to a tottering halt as he stared at me wildly and then obediently he swung the machete cleanly taking off the top of the broom leaving me with just the handle in my hands

    17. When the meal was finished, she led her guests--with Benjamin tottering along behind--outside through a door at the back of the restaurant

    18. He and his friends were tottering off towards the front of the dais

    19. Master Pedro refused to take the money, saying, "I will not receive payment in advance or until the service has been first rendered;" and then with his right hand he gave a couple of slaps on his left shoulder, and with one spring the ape perched himself upon it, and putting his mouth to his master's ear began chattering his teeth rapidly; and having kept this up as long as one would be saying a credo, with another spring he brought himself to the ground, and the same instant Master Pedro ran in great haste and fell upon his knees before Don Quixote, and embracing his legs exclaimed, "These legs do I embrace as I would embrace the two pillars of Hercules, O illustrious reviver of knight-errantry, so long consigned to oblivion! O never yet duly extolled knight, Don Quixote of La Mancha, courage of the faint-hearted, prop of the tottering, arm of the fallen, staff and counsel of all who are unfortunate!"

    20. She often stopped a moment to look where to place her foot, and tottering on a stone that shook, her arms outspread, her form bent forward with a look of indecision, she would laugh, afraid of falling into the puddles of water

    21. And I shall remain satisfied, and proud to have been the first who has ever enjoyed the fruit of his writings as fully as he could desire; for my desire has been no other than to deliver over to the detestation of mankind the false and foolish tales of the books of chivalry, which, thanks to that of my true Don Quixote, are even now tottering, and doubtless doomed to fall for ever

    22. creature, that, with tottering footsteps, approached the bed

    23. There was one tall tower in a corner, rather tottering, where they say Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned

    24. Then came a representation of the light and graceful movements of a canoe, set in forcible contrast to the tottering steps of one enfeebled and tired

    25. "No, my dear fellow," returned the young man, seating himself on the divan; "reassure yourself; we are tottering always, but we never fall, and I begin to believe that we shall pass into a state of immobility, and then the affairs of the Peninsula will completely consolidate us

    26. Everywhere along its bands were the moldering relics of dead trees, in all the stages of decay, from those that groaned on their tottering trunks to such as had recently been robbed of those rugged coats that so mysteriously contain their principle of life

    27. Weak and tottering footsteps resounded across the chamber above me, and the next instant a dull, heavy weight seemed to fall powerless on the staircase

    28. Workmen were immediately called in, and that same night the passengers at the end of the faubourg saw with surprise that carpenters and masons were occupied in repairing the lower part of the tottering house

    29. Mattie followed them to the front, with Buddy gasping for air and tottering like a ninety-year-old

    30. Levin went into the pen, looked Pava over, and lifted the red and spotted calf onto her long, tottering legs

    31. A lucky one or two of that spectral company of prisoners would perhaps be led tottering behind a bush to be shot by a file of soldiers

    32. "Oh, I know you will defend my memory," he uttered at last, and ran tottering down the stairs across the patio, and out of the house

    33. He ran with headlong, tottering swiftness, his arms going like a windmill in his effort to keep his balance on his crippled feet

    34. In that case her tottering faith would have become firm again

    35. The poor thing had no force to fling out any passion in return; the terrible collapse of the illusion towards which all her hope had been strained was a stroke which had too thoroughly shaken her: her little world was in ruins, and she felt herself tottering in the midst as a lonely bewildered consciousness

    36. But little Berthe was there, between the window and the work-table, tottering on her knitted shoes, and trying to come to her mother to catch hold of the ends of her apron-strings

    37. Dazzled by the prosperity of the Restoration, which was tottering when he left France, fascinated by the splendor of aristocratic ideas, his intoxication, which began on the brig, increased after he reached Paris, and he finally determined to take the course and reach the high position which the selfish hopes of his would-be mother-in-law pointed out to him

    38. tottering about in the Wild

    39. The banking system is tottering

    40. A crazily high market price for the stock of a tottering giant

    41. She recovered and was walking, or rather tottering, within a week, but

    42. It does not become disconcerted, but adjusts to its divine work the man who has bestridden the Alps, and the good old tottering invalid of Father Elysee

    43. But in their faces you could see their world tottering, their happiness in danger

    44. the earth quaking in Italy, Metternich extending his hand over Bologna, France treating Austria sharply at Ancona, at the North no one knew what sinister sound of the hammer nailing up Poland in her coffin, irritated glances watching France narrowly all over Europe, England, a suspected ally, ready to give a push to that which was tottering and to hurl herself on that which should fall, the peerage sheltering itself behind Beccaria to refuse four heads to the law, the fleurs-de-lys erased from the King's carriage, the cross torn from Notre Dame, Lafayette lessened, Laffitte ruined, Benjamin Constant dead in indigence, Casimir Perier dead in the exhaustion of his power; political and social malady breaking out simultaneously in the two capitals of the kingdom, the one in the city of thought, the other in the city of toil; at Paris civil war, at Lyons servile war; in the two cities, the same glare of the furnace; a crater-like crimson on the brow of the people; the South rendered fanatic, the West troubled, the Duchesse de Berry in la Vendee, plots, conspiracies, risings, cholera, added the sombre roar of tumult of events to the sombre roar of ideas

    45. bench, and walked, all bent over and with tottering footsteps, to the well, but when he had grasped the chain, he could not even draw it sufficiently to unhook it

    46. More than one dreamer of that epoch often allowed his thoughts and his eyes to penetrate indiscreetly between the bars of that ancient, padlocked gate, twisted, tottering, fastened to two green and moss-covered pillars, and oddly crowned with a pediment of undecipherable arabesque

    47. It seemed as though the miserable old mastodon, invaded by vermin and oblivion, covered with warts, with mould, and ulcers, tottering, worm-eaten, abandoned, condemned, a sort of mendicant colossus, asking alms in vain with a benevolent look in the midst of the cross-roads, had taken pity on that other mendicant, the poor pygmy, who roamed without shoes to his feet, without a roof over his head, blowing on his fingers, clad in rags, fed on rejected scraps

    48. He traversed the chamber with slow steps, with bowed head, tottering and more like a dying man than like one merely taking his departure

    49. “It was made out of the rib cage of a stegosaurus,” explained the old man as he pottered about fishing bits of wire out fromunder tottering piles of paper and drawing instruments

    50. And then my mind made its first earnest effort to comprehend what had been infused into it concerning heaven and hell; and for the first time it recoiled, baffled; and for the first time glancing behind, on each side, and before it, it saw all round an unfathomed gulf: it felt the one point where it stood—the present; all the rest was formless cloud and vacant depth; and it shuddered at the thought of tottering, and plunging amid that chaos

    1. Without comment, he tucks the box under an arm and totters from the pier

    2. As he totters o'er the ground

    3. Stephen totters, collapses, falls, stunned

    4. In front of him totters a German officer in field dress

    5. As Cyprus totters on the brink of meltdown there are glimmers of governmental sanity in the UK

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