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He came at last, lurching in his walk, being overstiff from his long ride.

Nichols rose, lurching to his full height, and looked in my direction.

He was running like a spent man, tottering and lurching from side to side.

Lurching heavily forward she would have fallen had he not caught her.

The tragic beauty of his face and the pitiable, sluing, lurching stride!

Helplessly she lolled in the sweep of the gray, lurching billows.

“Here I am, Bartlett,” said the fellow, lurching about in an unsteady way.

He went up the road in his long, lurching, huntsman's stride.

He walked without knowing it, now helped, now lurching on alone.

And there was Lee, lurching up the aisle against the acceleration.

WORD ORIGIN

"sudden pitch to one side," 1784, from earlier lee-larches (1765), a nautical term for "the sudden roll which a ship makes to lee-ward in a high sea, when a large wave strikes her, and bears her weather-side violently up, which depresses the other in proportion" ["Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences," London 1765]; perhaps from French lacher "to let go," from Latin laxus (see lax).

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