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adjective as in creeping

adjective as in lame

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There were little blond girls in knit hats next to elderly African American women hobbling on canes.

This time, Strike is hobbling all over London searching for Owen Quine, an author gone with no warning and no word for 10 days.

By the end, he was just a scared and broken man with a suicide vest—hobbling on a crutch, looking for a way out.

The hobbling skirts and the exaggerated peplums and darts looked like the wild dreams of a woman … as envisioned by a man.

We'll keep weeding out the troublesome ones, keep fattening and hobbling the submissive ones.

I say, very nearly knocking down the old sweeper who was hobbling away as fast as posibil.

There was not a soul to be seen, except an old beggar woman who was hobbling along, supporting herself with two sticks.

Hobbling to the stove, she examined the battered tin can, letting the moonlight shine into its rusty depths.

A man hobbling on a stick came in from the doctors room, and, seeing Kentucky, picked his way over the outstretched forms to him.

When he returned, hobbling up with his tiny bundle, the backwoods world was rioting in the scarlet and gold of young October.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hobbling, such as: dragging, crawling, groveling, inching, null, and shambling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.