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Heavy-footed   /hˈɛvi-fˈʊtɪd/   Listen

(of movement) lacking ease or lightness.

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"Heavy-footed" Quotes from Famous Books

... morrow I got another horse, but the brute, heavy-footed from the plough, was so slow that, save for the look of the thing, I might just ...
— Red Axe • Samuel Rutherford Crockett

... arrived within a few yards of the top, when a loud trampling noise sounded in his ears, as if a band of heavy-footed animals were coming ...
— Popular Adventure Tales • Mayne Reid

... footsteps as she quickly followed her brother. He made no noise of any kind; he did not even disturb a pebble in his path; but went forward, with a motion light and rapid, and the very reverse of the slow, heavy-footed gait of a fisherman. But she kept him in sight as he glided over the ribbed and water-lined sands, and rounded the rocky points which jutted into the sea water. After a walk of nearly two miles, he made direct for a series ...
— A Knight of the Nets • Amelia E. Barr

... inserted in any of the journals without feeing the journalists or publishers.... I have not only had the mortification to find what I sent rejected, but to lose my originals, not having taken copies of what I wrote."[2] Heavy-footed justice had at last overtaken the ...
— History of the Plague in London • Daniel Defoe

... procession, Ruth at his side, and the stout widower concluded it, squiring a rather heavy-footed Mrs. Martin. Midway in the line came Mrs. Blair, and beside her, abandoning the line of young people behind the immediate leaders was a small figure in short white skirt and middy, pressing closely to her ...
— The Innocent Adventuress • Mary Hastings Bradley

... said the captain, mopping his brow with a back-handed sweep; and the three stalked out of the house, grim and heavy-footed. ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25) - The Ebb-Tide; Weir of Hermiston • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Heavy-footed" :   ponderous, lumbering, light-footed, heavy

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