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There was a shuffling in the state-room, followed by a silence.

There were the usual noises of shuffling and disarrangement and talking and exits.

His clothes are shabby and neglected; he walks with a shuffling, tired movement.

He had taken up his palette and was shuffling about in front of his picture.

"No, be quick about it," said Mme Lerat, shuffling the cards.

Sorko scrambling to his feet, shuffling to the table, where he retrieved his bowl.

Somebody was ascending the stair with the shuffling gait of one feeling his way.

There were the shuffling of many feet on the hard snow and the sharp crack of voices.

He had been shuffling restlessly on the pavement before her.

Only my husband was shuffling in his seat, and the Bishop was plucking at his gold chain.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, put together hastily," probably from Middle English shovelen "to move with dragging feet," itself probably a frequentative form of shoven (see shove (v.)). Or perhaps from Low German schuffeln "to walk clumsily, deal dishonestly."

Of playing cards, first recorded 1560s. Meaning "walk slowly without lifting the feet" is from 1570s. Meaning "push along gradually" is from 1560s. Meaning "move from one place to another" is from 1690s. Meaning "do a shuffle dance" is from 1818. Related: Shuffled; shuffling. Shuffle off "get rid of, dispose of" is from Shakespeare (1601).

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