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synonyms for teetering

  • dangle
  • falter
  • flutter
  • lurch
  • reel
  • seesaw
  • stagger
  • stumble
  • totter
  • tremble
  • waver
  • balance
  • pivot
  • quiver
  • rock
  • stammer
  • sway
  • teeter-totter
  • topple
  • weave
  • wiggle
  • tremble precariously
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antonyms for teetering

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  • stabilize
  • steady
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How to use teetering in a sentence

Only his mind was under attack, only his mind was afraid, teetering on the edge of control.
THE DARK DOORALAN EDWARD NOURSE
With a malevolent expression on his face, his beady eyes gleaming with cruel intelligence, he began teetering.
BEFORE ADAMJACK LONDON
It was a town with a small stone church, from whose teetering cross one arm had been shot away.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
The song stopped and Judge Priest stood in the opening, teetering a little on his heels.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB
Peggy hung over them breathlessly, and saw in fancy eighteen balls of yellow down, teetering on toothpick legs.
PEGGY RAYMOND'S VACATIONHARRIET L. (HARRIET LUMMIS) SMITH
Some men can sit poker-stiff, yet give the impression of teetering slowly on their heels, slowly counting the horses' teeth.
CUE FOR QUIETTHOMAS L. SHERRED
The jaygee sounded as though he was teetering on the edge of breakdown.
THE SYNDICC.M. KORNBLUTH
The mast broke off, hung teetering by shreds, then toppled into the water.
TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET XVICTOR APPLETON
Another, teetering high on the plumy crest of a shadowing elm, was emptying its heart of melody.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
A Chinaman went by, teetering under the weight of his market baskets slung on a pole across his shoulders.
THE OCTOPUSFRANK NORRIS
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