Stagger
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) To move to one side and the other, as if about to fall, in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness; to sway; to reel or totter.

2. (n.) To cease to stand firm; to begin to give way; to fail.

3. (n.) To begin to doubt and waver in purposes; to become less confident or determined; to hesitate.

4. (v. t.) To cause to reel or totter.

5. (v. t.) To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.

6. (v. t.) To arrange (a series of parts) on each side of a median line alternately, as the spokes of a wheel or the rivets of a boiler seam.

7. (n.) An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a drunken man.

8. (n.) A disease of horses and other animals, attended by reeling, unsteady gait or sudden falling; as, parasitic staggers; appopletic or sleepy staggers.

9. (n.) Bewilderment; perplexity.

Greek
1252. diakrino -- to distinguish, to judge
... to discriminate (by implication, decide), or (reflexively) hesitate -- contend,
make (to) differ(-ence), discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger, waver. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3782. kashal -- to stumble, stagger, totter
... 3781, 3782. kashal. 3783 . to stumble, stagger, totter. Transliteration: kashal
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-shal') Short Definition: stumble. Word Origin a prim ...
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5128. nua -- to quiver, wave, waver, tremble, totter
... tremble, totter NASB Word Usage disturb (1), moving (1), reels (1), scatter (1),
set trembling (1), shake (4), shaken (4), shook (1), stagger (3), staggered (1 ...
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8582. taah -- to err
... leads them astray (1), leads to ruin (1), led my astray (2), led them astray (3),
led...astray (2), misled (1), reels (1), seduced (1), stagger (3), staggers (1 ...
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8653. tarelah -- a reeling
... Word Origin from raal Definition a reeling NASB Word Usage reeling (2), stagger
(1). astonishment, trembling. From ra'al; reeling -- astonishment, trembling. ...
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1607. gaash -- to shake, quake
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to shake, quake NASB Word Usage shaken (3),
shook (2), stagger (1), surge (2), toss (1). move, shake, toss, trouble. ...
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Library

1 Cor. Ii. 1, 2
... Now he sheweth that both the thing itself which was preached, and the manner of
preaching it, were enough to stagger people; and yet did not stagger them. ...
/.../homilies on the epistles of paul to the corinthians/homily vi 1 cor ii.htm

Entire Sanctification
... Many stagger at the term perfection in Christianity; because they think that what
is implied in it is inconsistent with a state of probation, and savors of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/clarke/entire sanctification/entire sanctification.htm

The Needle of the Compass of Need.
... I might add that there are a billion people in these two-thirds. But that figure
is so big as only to stagger the mind in an attempt to take it in. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/the needle of the compass.htm

Hebrews xi. 17-19
... He enjoined things that were in contradiction to the promises, and yet not even
so did the righteous man stagger, nor say he had been deceived. ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of st john and hebrews/homily xxv hebrews xi 17-19.htm

The Prophecies
... Is.29: "Be amazed and wonder, people of Israel; stagger and stumble, and be drunken,
but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink. ...
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A Prince's Bride
... The old man shook his head and looked away to see a man-servant stagger out
under a load of splendid carpets. The old woman came close. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/miller/the city of delight/chapter i a princes bride.htm

On the Road
... staff in his hand, and with God's blessing upon him and His Eucharistic Presence
in his heart, stepped out cheerfully on a journey that would stagger most men. ...
/.../greater things the story of saint stanislaus kostka /chapter i on the road.htm

Praying Charlie.
... "Alas!" said he, "I know not what to say, being a child: for these pains may stagger
a strong man; but I will strive to endure the best I can." Upon this he ...
/.../wesley/stories of boys and girls who loved the saviour/praying charlie.htm

Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
... they are told that able men are ranged on contrary sides in religious questions,
they either hastily deny the fact, or they are startled, and stagger in their ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon xiii truth hidden when.htm

How to Make Use of Christ, as Truth, for Comfort, when Truth is ...
... This is a very trying dispensation, as we see it was to the holy penman of Psalm
73.for it made him to stagger, so that his feet were almost gone, and his ...
/.../brown/christ the way the truth and the life/chapter xiv how to make.htm

Thesaurus
Stagger (20 Occurrences)
... An unsteady movement of the body in walking or standing, as if one were about to
fall; a reeling motion; vertigo; -- often in the plural; as, the stagger of a ...
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Reel (6 Occurrences)
... 7. (vi) To incline, in walking, from one side to the other; to stagger. ... You
have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger. (See RSV). ...
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Drunken (38 Occurrences)
... He makes them stagger like a drunken man. ... Psalms 107:27 They reel back and forth,
and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. ...
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Totter (9 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vi) To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate;
to be unsteady; to stagger; as, an old man totters with age. ...
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Swallowed (43 Occurrences)
... Psalms 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at
their wits end. (See JPS YLT). ... They stagger with strong drink. ...
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Ceased (80 Occurrences)
... Judges 9:9 And the olive saith to them, Have I ceased from my fatness, by which
they honour gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees? (YLT). ...
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Visions (43 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 28:7 But these also reel through wine, and stagger through strong drink;
the priest and the prophet reel through strong drink, they are confused because ...
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Confused (13 Occurrences)
... (WEB). Isaiah 28:7 And even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink;
the priest and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine ...
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Staggered (4 Occurrences)
... (imp. & pp) of Stagger. ... Psalms 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a
drunken man, And are at their wits end. (See JPS NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Stumble (89 Occurrences)
... 1. (vi) To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the legs; to strike the
foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to stagger because of a false step. ...
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Concordance
Stagger (20 Occurrences)

Romans 4:20
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
(Root in KJV WEY WBS YLT)

Judges 9:9
And the olive saith to them, Have I ceased from my fatness, by which they honour gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
(YLT)

Judges 9:11
And the fig saith to them, Have I ceased from my sweetness, and my good increase, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
(YLT)

Judges 9:13
And the vine saith to them, Have I ceased from my new wine, which is rejoicing gods and men, that I have gone to stagger over the trees?
(YLT)

Job 12:25
They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 60:3
You have shown your people hard things. You have made us drink the wine that makes us stagger.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)

Psalms 107:27
They reel back and forth, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Proverbs 24:11
Rescue those who are being led away to death! Indeed, hold back those who are staggering to the slaughter!
(Root in WEB DBY NAS NIV)

Isaiah 19:14
Yahweh has mixed a spirit of perverseness in the midst of her; and they have caused Egypt to go astray in all of its works, like a drunken man staggers in his vomit.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 24:20
The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again.
(WEB ASV YLT RSV)

Isaiah 28:7
They also reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink. The priest and the prophet reel with strong drink. They are swallowed up by wine. They stagger with strong drink. They err in vision. They stumble in judgment.
(WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 29:9
Pause and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind! They are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 51:17
Awake, awake, stand up, Jerusalem, that have drunk at the hand of Yahweh the cup of his wrath; you have drunken the bowl of the cup of staggering, and drained it.
(Root in WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)

Isaiah 51:22
Thus says your Lord Yahweh, and your God who pleads the cause of his people, "Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of staggering, even the bowl of the cup of my wrath; you shall no more drink it again:
(Root in WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)

Jeremiah 25:16
They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Lamentations 5:13
The young men bare the mill; The children stumbled under the wood.
(See RSV NIV)

Amos 4:8
So two or three cities staggered to one city to drink water, and were not satisfied: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.
(Root in WEB NAS NIV)

Amos 8:12
They will wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east; they will run back and forth to seek the word of Yahweh, and will not find it.
(See NAS NIV)

Obadiah 1:16
For as you have drunk on my holy mountain, so will all the nations drink continually. Yes, they will drink, swallow down, and will be as though they had not been.
(See RSV)

Habakkuk 2:16
You are filled with shame, and not glory. You will also drink, and be exposed! The cup of Yahweh's right hand will come around to you, and disgrace will cover your glory.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Stagger

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Reel (6 Occurrences)

Drunken (38 Occurrences)

Totter (9 Occurrences)

Swallowed (43 Occurrences)

Ceased (80 Occurrences)

Visions (43 Occurrences)

Confused (13 Occurrences)

Staggered (4 Occurrences)

Stumble (89 Occurrences)

Err (41 Occurrences)

Vision (106 Occurrences)

Ostrich (9 Occurrences)

Grope (5 Occurrences)

Wit's (1 Occurrence)

Wits (1 Occurrence)

Reeled (3 Occurrences)

Reeleth (2 Occurrences)

Desperate (8 Occurrences)

Drunkard (15 Occurrences)

Drunkards (10 Occurrences)

Pause (4 Occurrences)

Astounded (12 Occurrences)

Swayeth (1 Occurrence)

Stupid (20 Occurrences)

Stages (5 Occurrences)

Stupor (5 Occurrences)

Stupefy (2 Occurrences)

Staggers (3 Occurrences)

Sway (7 Occurrences)

Strengthened (113 Occurrences)

Rejoicing (90 Occurrences)

Hammock (1 Occurrence)

Fro (54 Occurrences)

Addeth (44 Occurrences)

Mighty (514 Occurrences)

Experience (28 Occurrences)

Withdraw (52 Occurrences)

Disobedience (49 Occurrences)

Drunk (84 Occurrences)

Tarry (62 Occurrences)

Astonished (92 Occurrences)

Lodge (64 Occurrences)

Staggering (7 Occurrences)

Blind (91 Occurrences)

Shown (131 Occurrences)

Increase (184 Occurrences)

Heavy (110 Occurrences)

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