Snath shambled away with a last malignant look at Bobby that was full of threats of vengeance in the future.
They slouched and shambled, some even tottered, as from weakness or drink.
He made a revoltingly inhuman sound as he shambled away, a kind of throaty yelp.
Billy shambled off in high spirits; but Eric sank back into his chair.
And with that he swung the empty sacks across his back again and shambled away into the growing darkness.
The convict, giving no heed to this, shambled out with a guard and the surgeon.
On he shambled, knocking against the flag-stones, and nearly precipitating himself down areas and unguarded passage-ways.
I shambled out behind him, and wiped my forehead in the hall.
He shambled painfully to his feet amid a silence that was awful.
"It's the Honourable Rossi," said a lad who had shambled up.
"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.