After stumbling through the material, Nora turned to me and said, “You got the part.”
stumbling upon a reported beheading in progress, an aspiring London rapper live-tweeted the attack.
One stumbling block for Rossi will be getting the entire state party behind him.
Slurring her words and stumbling on her delivery, people wondered aloud if, gasp, Sawyer was drunk on air.
How ironic that his noble birth didn't keep him from stumbling over some very ignoble deeds.
Late at night I would hear from afar their stumbling footsteps and their voices raised in endless argument.
Biddy might have answered: "I've done some stumbling, thank you, and thanks to you."
My recollection is even now confused as to the following moments and our stumbling escape from that gruesome spot.
Is it right to bring occasions of stumbling into the church?
But even as he wheeled and fell, stumbling down the hillside, his flung arm apparently had gained a weapon.
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)