The microscopic attention paid to her stumbles likely has much to do with that impossible yardstick of perfection.
She stumbles over to the bathroom and points to the bathtub.
Carlos Sanchez stumbles in with his buddy, Pablo, singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
Cohle seems to have blind luck behind him as he stumbles into one obvious clue after another.
Sarah and Mark are happily engaged, and Sarah stumbles onto a job working for a curmudgeonly photographer (Ray Romano).
He stumbles and falls into the abyss, and clambers up quickly again and resumes the chase.
Who stumbles, falls; who falls, finds none to raise him.Alfon.
My much-esteemed colleague of the court-martial, Colonel Hobart, stumbles up in the thick darkness to pay his respects.
The Labourer trips her up; she stumbles and upsets the glass.
The theory is in the air, the practice is in the woods; the eye, the thought, travel easily where the foot halts and stumbles.
c.1300, "to trip or miss one's footing" (physically or morally), probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian stumla, Swedish stambla "to stumble"), probably from a variant of the Proto-Germanic base *stam-, source of Old English stamerian "to stammer," German stumm "dumb, silent." Possibly influenced in form by stumpen "to stumble," but the -b- may be purely euphonious. Meaning "to come (upon) by chance" is attested from 1550s. Stumbling-block first recorded 1526, used in Rom. xiv:13 to translate Greek skandalon.
To be arrested; fall (1950s+ Underworld)