falter

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the act of pausing uncertainly

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be unsure or weak

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move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

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walk unsteadily

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References in classic literature ?
I - I write, or, rather, try to write, for the magazines," Martin faltered.
Oh, but--but you've made an awful mistake, d-dear," she faltered.
I--I was thinkin' about--Miss Polly," faltered Nancy.
Sometimes her fingers touched the notes with a lingering fondness--a soft, plaintive, dying tenderness, unutterably beautiful and mournful to hear; sometimes they faltered and failed her, or hurried over the instrument mechanically, as if their task was a burden to them.
My voice faltered, my eyes moistened in spite of me.
For a moment even Ishmael faltered before the weight of so unexpected a blow.
If you please, sir, I'm in a hurry,' faltered Dolly, 'and--you have frightened me by coming so suddenly upon me, sir--I would rather go, sir, if you'll be so good as to let me.
Here Kit faltered so long that the child entreated him to speak out, and quickly, for it was very late, and time to shut the window.
El-Zayat believes the second type requires involvement through purchasing the full faltered company by a specialised company for that purpose, which the federation currently studies.
A senior official in Myanmar has said that banking ties between India and the country has faltered.
As Russia's space program faltered in 2011, China conducted 19 space launches for the year.
BOOKIES Blue Square paid out in midweek on runaway leaders BURTON winning the title - and saw that decision justified as most of Albion's title contenders faltered.
I have walked with integrity, I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.
LONG BEACH -- The Village Christian of Sun Valley girls' basketball team faltered under the bright lights Saturday, tying a season-low for points in a 40-28 loss to Whittier Christian of La Habra in the Southern Section Div.
Shares in engineering group Morgan Crucible yesterday fell back more than five per cent following reports that takeover talks between the UK engineer and potential bidder DLJ have faltered, dealers said.