And in all the rest of the world, half a dozen old men, if so many, tottering toward their graves.
Egypt is tottering between rule by Islamists and the military.
So are conservative intellectuals, in fact, on the brink of a surge, rather than tottering at the edge of extinction?
He is vividly, fearfully aware of how much worse things might get than the rotten, tottering system he upholds.
Bags had grown to this enormous monstrosity, wildly unfunctional, akin to tottering around on seven-inch heels.
Locomotion becomes feeble and tottering, the voice harsh, the intellect obtuse and powerless, and all the senses blunted.
A girl not yet twenty stood there, white-faced and tottering.
The golden bars, run out roughly at the mine, represented to Hardin the anchor of his tottering credit.
Perhaps the dominion of the dead was tottering and was already in its decadence.
When the dawn was creeping ghostlike into the room and the night-light was tottering in its saucer, Essie stirred and woke.
c.1200, "swing to and fro," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. dialectal Norwegian totra "to quiver, shake"). Meaning "stand or walk with shaky, unsteady steps" is from c.1600. Related: Tottered; tottering.