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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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Somehow, fumblingly, he had fitted into their pattern and it had grown around him.
One fumblingly brief encounter, engineered by Angela, and Swenson is undone.
Heyward believes that the relationship could have succeeded had Farro been more open to new ways of relating, but it is equally possible to conclude from this book that Farro's failure was not in her rigidity but in her fumblingly ambivalent and inconsistent attempts to meet Heyward halfway, to be more flexible than she felt comfortable being.
Yet John Kerry fumblingly says he is awaiting yet another environmental report.
Arguable comic highlights are a scene in which Ben fumblingly attempts to solicit support from his wife for his desire to assist Andrew with his "art" project, then another in which Andrew drunkenly spills the beans to Anna about the nature of her husband's involvement.
June cringes, dodges Joe's touch, looks like he's about to bolt any second, and yet remains tethered to this stranger by the handcuffs of a desire he can't name but can only fumblingly reveal.
The stashed secret of a Montreal apartment affects 15 years' worth of tenants and visitors with issues of their own in the cleverly conceived, fumblingly realized low-budget laffer "Bluff.