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How to use falter in a sentence

The man who would face a cannon's mouth would falter before the face of a woman whom he could crumple with one hand.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Consummate liar and comedian, or true man and no pretender, his eyes did not falter.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
He shivers a little, but does not falter, and continues to walk with erect head and chest thrown out.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
He is grim and gruff; his voice is deep, and he has rough words for those who falter in duty; but he has a tender heart.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Some roll to the bottom of the hill, the lamp of life extinguished forever; but their surviving comrades do not falter.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
He was staggering a little now, but never a falter; on and on he went, the little cane feebly waving.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
Mr. Longdon boldly demanded while his hostess appeared thoughtfully to falter.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
To be the first is always an achievement, even though the steps falter.
A BOSWELL OF BAGHDADE. V. LUCAS
But not for one instant did the motor falter or its deep-throated roar subside.
THE FLYING REPORTERLEWIS E. (LEWIS EDWIN) THEISS
The single word, and the glance which flashed from his eyes, was expressive, but the girl did not falter.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
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WORDS RELATED TO FALTER

  • clump
  • dodder
  • falter
  • flag
  • gimp
  • halt
  • hitch
  • hobble
  • hop
  • lag
  • scuff
  • shamble
  • shuffle
  • stagger
  • stumble
  • teeter
  • totter
  • waddle
  • walk lamely
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Fletcherizeverb (used with or without object) | [flech-uh-rahyz ]SEE DEFINITION