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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Stagger

STAGGER, verb transitive

1. To reel; to vacillate; to move to one side and the other in standing or walking; not to stand or walk with steadiness.

Deep was the wound; he staggerd with the blow.

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

The enemy staggers.

3. To hesitate; to begin to doubt and waver in purpose; to become less confident or determined.

Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief. Romans 4:20.

STAGGER, verb transitive

1. To cause to reel.

2. To cause to doubt and waver; to make to hesitate; to make less steady or confident; to shock.

Whoever will read the story of this war, will find himself much staggered.

When a prince fails in honor and justice, it is enough to stagger his people in their allegiance.