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verb as in walk with faltering step

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Outside editors limped toward the light of January with a mixture of hope and exhaustion.

This season, he has been visibly hampered by several injuries, including an adductor strain, and he has limped off the field with help from a trainer more than once.

You stepped back onto the path and almost collapsed on your cramped legs, limped forward 10 feet and found that your path joined with another small trail, the one they had taken.

Over the next couple of days, she became less alert and went limp.

He had grabbed his knee after being hit by two Dallas Cowboys defenders and was limping noticeably thereafter.

When the speech ended, with “I am proud to present . . . ” Furry, carrying his battered Epiphone guitar, limped onto the stage.

Others limped back from the front lines, hit by shotgun pellets.

And for the first time in his career, as he limped in and out of the French Open quarterfinal, he looked his age.

Mitt, who garnered 29 percent in Missouri in 2008, limped in with 25 percent—less than half the votes Santorum earned.

Even Rep. Michele Bachmann, usually a prolific fundraiser, limped across last year's finish line with about $12 million.

Scattergood arose ponderously and limped out into the middle of the dusty road.

The old Englishman was very brave, for he limped forward and managed to gather up the children, one under each arm.

One man of the 30th was the first; he limped along with his foot dangling from the ankle, supporting himself on his firelock.

Ketira brushed against me as she passed, taking no notice whatever; left the garden, and limped away.

After lying for a little while at his feet, licking the poor wounded paw, the lion got up and limped out of the cave.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to limped, such as: shuffle, waddle, falter, stagger, hop, and hobble.

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