[ US /ˈfɔɫtɝ/ ]
[ UK /fˈɒltɐ/ ]
  1. walk unsteadily
    The drunk man stumbled about
  2. move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  3. be unsure or weak
    Their enthusiasm is faltering
  4. speak haltingly
    The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room
  1. the act of pausing uncertainly
    there was a hesitation in his speech
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How To Use falter In A Sentence

  • The manager never falters in his determination.
  • Her rally faltered momentarily when she bunkered her second to lose the 12th to go two down again, but promptly birdied the long fifth with two big hits on to the green and the 14th after an approach shot to within seven feet of the flag.
  • He had tears in his eyes and a faltering voice as he paid tribute to his wife.
  • My voice faltered to a stop. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook
  • The other day in the midst of Port-au-Prince, the great degraded capital city that is my home, I saw a car, an old battered car, a jalopy, falter and sputter and come to a slow halt.
  • This of course was Bush's ideology, but the 'agressive' mannar in which he carried this out caused this superpower credibility to falter. D-Day in West Virginia
  • Keep strappy tops in mind and you are less likely to falter. Times, Sunday Times
  • This realism is in part due to the elaborate set and costume design, but also to Campbell's unfaltering characterisation of Morgan.
  • Through their intimate portrayal of the daily struggles of Natividad Nata, her husband Daniel and their children, we discover the true face of hardship, but also Nata's courage and resilience and her family's unfaltering love and unity. E. Nina Rothe: The Human Rights Watch Film Festival Digs Deep, Asks the Hard Questions
  • The House and Senate bills also contain provisions giving faltering companies less time to settle their debts and reorganize.
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