"It's all off, all the same," he said, and began to shamble down the path; but he'd lost his fire.
The ivory Pequod was turned into what seemed a shamble; every sailor a butcher.
The stoop was beginning to come out of their spines, the shamble out of their gait.
They could not walk, they could only shamble; they could not laugh, they could only leer.
He did not shamble along, as though his courage had been driven from his body.
Chief George waited for no second bidding, but began to shamble off across the snow towards his encampment.
Yes, that she would, and all at once the pails began to shamble up the hill.
Don't you realize that they have watched man creep out of primal slimes, take limbs and shamble, and finally walk?
But he never did and was content to shamble through life, appearing two inches shorter than he really was.
Scammell preserves an older form of shamble(s), originally the benches on which meat was exposed for sale.
"to walk with a shuffling gait, walk awkwardly and unsteadily," 1680s, from an adjective meaning "ungainly, awkward" (c.1600), from shamble (n.) "table, bench" (see shambles), perhaps on the notion of the splayed legs of bench, or the way a worker sits astride it. Cf. French bancal "bow-legged, wobbly" (of furniture), properly "bench-legged," from banc "bench." The noun meaning "a shambling gait" is from 1828. Related: Shambled; shambling.