Wherever life has not died out, it staggers to its feet again.
McDonald staggers through the crowd – to run off stage and get a fix – and nearly tumbles onto a table.
Near me staggers Billy, his left side completely paralyzed since he was released from the "White House."
She said it was what she always used in Africa for bull-calves with the staggers.
Now she staggers around the table, making insufferable cries.
staggers the brain of man to think of carrying that across the continent!
He staggers the last yard or two and falls into Joyce's arms, that are opened wide to receive him.
Yes, yes, every word you say is true, Dick; but the daring of it all staggers me.
I dont mind any a good hot fight with the odds on the other side, but I admit this staggers me.
It staggers one to think what it must be like in a real gale of wind.
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.