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  • s  mentally or physically infirm with age

  • To auction off a prizewinning black Angus steer, Michigan's State Fair counted on doddery, dirt-farming Governor Luren Dudley Dickinson.
  • Three years away from death, the painter was by then very doddery, but he had summoned Gibson to impress upon him that the biographer's earlier subject, Lorca, had loved him .
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  • Holiday movie season looks super serious
    A love-story about a lonely man and his computer (Jonze's "Her"); a doddery father and his son on a road trip to cash in a fake lottery ticket (Payne's "Nebraska"); a man whose life is dominated by his elaborate daydreams (Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"). Taking in the Coen Brothers' folk music drama "Inside Llewyn Davis," Scorsese's dark "Wolf of Wall Street" or David O. Russell's ...
    Nov. 28, 2013 - Albany Times Union

  • Ann Widdecombe in Times Online
    Ms Widdecombe said: "The prisons are bursting at the seams. The courts are being urged to let burglars go free, but one fairly doddery and very frail old man is being kept in prison. If you have got a prison place, for goodness sake use it to lock...
  • Norman Lamont in Times Online
    Mr Crick quoted Lord Brittan as saying: "There was wide disaffection with the party. It looked dozy, complacent and a bit doddery. It was the end of 13 years, after all."

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