staggerer

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n staggerer someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Staggering Man Staggering Man

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n staggerer One who or that which staggers.
    • n staggerer A statement or argument that staggers; a poser; whatever causes one to stagger, falter, hesitate, or doubt.
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Quotations

  • Christopher Leach
    Christopher Leach
    “Do you realize what this means? The fact of being alive... I still find it staggering that I am here at all.”
  • Abraham H. Maslow
    Abraham H. Maslow
    “Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering”

Usage

In literature:

He staggered round the corner of it and came in view of the eighteenth green.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
She staggers to her feet.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
The surrender of General Lee was an event so stunning, my mind has not yet staggered past it.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Toward midnight a black, staggering body of men began to weave through the entrance.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Paul staggered back, as though he had been struck.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
For a moment reason staggered, but did not fall.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Sir John went staggering back with the push Barnaby gave him, and then caught himself up again.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
He gasped and staggered dangerously, threatening to collapse at any moment.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
What I saw staggered belief.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
Dennison crossed the salon to the companionway and staggered up the steps.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

The father came—but hot and wild
The open door he staggered past;
His brow was knit but still he smiled,
Like sunset over tempest cast.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
I saw the youth go staggering by—
The rain-drops beat and beat:
Dulled was the light of his beautiful eye;
I saw him fall in the street.
"What I Have Seen #1" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The father came—but hot and wild
The open door he staggered past;
His brow was knit, but still he smiled,
Like sunset over tempest cast.
"Plough And Loom" by Ernest Jones
While the priest, from drowsy riot,
Staggered past his church unknown,
Where his God in the great quiet,
Preached the livelong night alone!
"The Factory Town" by Ernest Jones
What hath made this great king stagger,
Reel, and shriek—"unclean, unclean!"
Thunderbolt, or flash of dagger?
Nay, 'twas but a garden bean.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Riding at dawn, riding alone,
Gillespie left the town behind;
Before he turned by the Westward road
A horseman crossed him, staggering blind.
"Gillespie." by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

How 'staggering' study was done.
Bob explains the origins of the popular song and legend of St Louisan " Stagger Lee" Shelton.
Port strike could stagger US exporters.
Cougars add swagger to replace the stagger .
Dodgers, Giants stagger into All-Star Break.
Lakers 103, Portland 92: Blazers stagger early in flawed loss to Lakers.
The summer 2009 New York International Gift Fair will return to its staggered schedule, said organizer George Little Management NYIGF will run Saturday, Aug.15.
Big Vehicles Stagger Under the Weight of $4 Gas.
At Lewis Lapham's Party, Tom Wolfe Blushes, Ladies Swoon and Stagger .
The Story of Stagger Lee originates from a shooting that occurred on Christmas night, 1895, near the Third ward, also known as "Chestnut Valley" or the "Bloody Third district".
Scandal-scarred BBC staggers toward an uncertain future.
East Coast Staggers to Recover from Monster Storm.
East Coast staggers to recover from monster storm.
Worst Virginia Tech team in 20 years staggers again at Miami.
AT&T staggers launch of next high-speed service.
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In science:

Figure 4 shows that the odd-even staggering decreases with increasing Zeeman splitting.
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions
For strong two-body interactions the odd-even staggering remains strong when time-reversal symmetry is broken.
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions
We further assume the resulting staggered field to be uniform, thus we are effectively taking the limit of large coordination number ~or large dimensionality! and averaging both the spatial variation of the field and the quantum fluctuations over the neighboring chains.
Bond-randomness-induced Neel order in weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin chains
The RG process in the presence of a staggered field is more involved.
Bond-randomness-induced Neel order in weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin chains
At some stage of the RG the cutoff becomes comparable to the staggered field.
Bond-randomness-induced Neel order in weakly coupled antiferromagnetic spin chains
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