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synonyms for faltered

  • flounder
  • hesitate
  • reel
  • waver
  • wobble
  • bobble
  • break
  • fluctuate
  • fluff
  • halt
  • lurch
  • quaver
  • rock
  • roll
  • scruple
  • shake
  • stagger
  • stammer
  • teeter
  • topple
  • totter
  • tremble
  • vacillate
  • be undecided
  • drop the ball
  • hem and haw
  • speak haltingly
  • stub toe
  • trip up
  • whiffle

antonyms for faltered

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • hold
  • remain
  • stabilize
  • stay
  • steady
  • continue
  • endure
  • maintain
  • persist
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How to use faltered in a sentence

"That would be long and short division," said she; but her voice faltered in saying it.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
"I just can't stand it for another minute, Bunny," she faltered, real tears coursing down her cheeks.
MRS. RAFFLESJOHN KENDRICK BANGS
The sticks swung down, but somehow they faltered, for the drummer was shaking now.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
And so he never seriously faltered in crushing down the rising love within him or trying to crush it out in her.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
"I guess I'm not a very—good business manager," faltered the red-lipped voice with incongruous pathos.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Platonida Ivanovna fairly dropped to the ground beside him; she put her arms round him, faltered, 'Yasha!
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
They were badly led, and, being demoralized, they faltered and sought shelter in the crater.
REMINISCENCES OF THE GUILFORD GRAYS, CO. B., 27TH N.C. REGIMENTJOHN A. SLOAN
The voice he recognized as Anthony faltered between question and statement.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
Woe to the unfortunate creature who, in her nervousness, faltered over a syllable or stumbled at a word!
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
"I don't understand what you have in mind," faltered Canfield.
THE CALL OF THE BEAVER PATROLV. T. SHERMAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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