We meet at the post-office, and at the sociable, and about the fireside every night; we live thick and are in each other's way, and stumble over one another, and I think that we thus lose some respect for one another.
Now, we stumble upon these kinds of causal associations almost as an accident.
At best he was going to be a distraction - at worst he would be one more thing to stumble over in the barn.
That's why you changed the lock so snoopy Mrs. Glass wouldn't stumble on it.
It had a careless look, as if it were meant for the uses of the public; so, entering, the first thing I did was to stumble over an ash-box in the porch.
To dress in the dark, and eat in the dark, and stumble in darkness to his pallet, this is his usual lot.
Then there were voices, Gladys with a shrill laugh, than hushed giggling, a stumble on the steps, a grunt and finally silence.