These numbers are staggering, but this is not an unattainable thing.
Ernest Hemingway's correspondence is expected to swell to a staggering 12 volumes.
A staggering 80 percent of college women do not report the crime to police, compared to 67 percent of non-students.
More recently, Pippa secured a book deal on party planning valued at a staggering £400,000.
Take a fairly recent and staggering study, which asked the following obvious question: how much soda do teenagers consume?
They carry rumours, and ask questions, and make corrections and improvements on one another, staggering to the human intellect.
There has been staggering loss of life and measureless wastage of materials.
staggering free of the wreckage, he found himself enveloped in a choking pall of smoke.
It seemed to her she had been staggering in that street for hours.
staggering to the windows, she smashed them both and knocked the shutters open, giving vent to the smoke.
1520s, altered from stakeren (c.1300), from Old Norse stakra or Old Danish stagra, both "to push, stagger." Cognate with Dutch staggelen "to stagger," German staggeln "to stammer." Transitive sense of "bewilder, amaze" first recorded 1550s; that of "arrange in a zig-zag pattern" is from 1856. Related: Staggered; staggering.