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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Staggered away as a defeated man staggers away from the field of battle.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Staggered … like a child that is just allowed to go alone.
            —Victor Hugo
  Staggers, like a sinking mast.
            —Victor Hugo
  Staggering like a quivering aspen leaf.
            —Christopher Marlowe
  Staggers like a starveling cripple.
            —Donald G. Mitchell
Like an old oke, whose pith and sap is seare,
At puffe of every storm doth stagger.
            —Edmund Spenser
  Stagger like a drunken man.
            —Old Testament
  Staggering … like tiplers answering Father Mathew’s call.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier

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