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Answer for the clue "Walking awkwardly because of pain ", 8 letters:
hobbling

Word definitions for hobbling in dictionaries

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Hobble \Hob"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hobbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hobbling .] [OE. hobelen, hoblen, freq. of hoppen to hop; akin to D. hobbelen, hoblen, hoppeln. See Hop to jump, and cf. Hopple ] To walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; to walk with a hitch...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
vb. (present participle of hobble English)

Usage examples of hobbling.

Sophie, by hobbling furiously, managed to get one foot up on its doorstep.

Michael came bounding down the hillside after her, and the tall black castle came hobbling along behind him, shedding anxious puffs of smoke from all four turrets.

The little blond boy she had fleetingly glimpsed in the jeep was hobbling toward them on crutches, his right leg in a plaster cast.

Once she saw Robbie aimlessly hobbling along the board sidewalk and she darted into a building before he saw her.

As she stooped to begin gathering the scattered contents, Robbie came hobbling from the jeep parked in front of the restaurant.

Then they had come here together, the ancient traveler in the middle holding both of the hobbling locals up, feeling quite jolly and youthful in spite of himself.

Crowds of people, scarfed and booted, have gathered around, laughing and applauding and stamping their feet in the snow, whooping the prancing buffoon through his mocking routines -- now, hobbling and cackling wildly, he is chasing all the young girls in the audience, making them squeal and clutch tight their coats and skirts.

Hiraga shouted and, again as one man, the maneuver rehearsed many times, Akimoto and the remaining four broke off their duels and charged back through the damaged main gate, Hiraga last--the badly wounded youth, Jozan, hobbling after them.

Malcolm Struan was hobbling across the High Street heading for the Struan Building, leaning heavily on his sticks.

The field began to clear, many hobbling, the injured dragged off by supporters.

He petted one of them, spoke to it gently, then cut the hobbling cord and lifted a front hoof to inspect it.

Pocketing his money - cash which he felt was fairly earned - Jerry Kobal watched the huddled figure of Montague Rayne go hobbling down the hall.

Then Sam was there, hobbling, looking terrible, barely able to walk, the water rising fast to his chest.

She turned that corner and came hobbling eagerly towards the second big black door in the middle of that side of the castle.

There was a large black door in the black wall facing Sophie and she made for that, hobbling briskly.