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faltered, past participle; falters, 3rd person singular present; faltering, present participle; faltered, past tense;
Start to lose strength or momentum
- her smile
and then faded
Speak in a hesitant or unsteady voice
- “I c-c-can't,” he
Move unsteadily or in a way that shows lack of confidence
and finally stopped in midstride
hesitation: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
stumble: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
(faltering) unsteady in speech or action
Falter (literally "Butterfly") is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria.
unsteadiness; To waver or be unsteady; To stammer; To stumble
(Faltered) a term used for a horse that was in contention early and drops back in the late stages. It is more drastic than weakened but less drastic than stopped.
(Faltered) An animal who ran well early in the race and falls back during the later stages.
(Faltered) This term, along with quite a few other comments describes a horse that gives ground during a race. In other words, he backs off the leaders, generally in the late stages.
(faltered) Start to lose strength or momentium. "The Russian soldier's grin never faltered when he heard the translation" (116).
To speak hesitatingly; stammer; stutter, stop and think before talking
to move in an uncertain manner
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