EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FALTERINGLY
"Perhaps not everything is sad," I made answer, falteringly.
"I have come to speak of it—to ask pardon for it—I was in the wrong," he said, falteringly.
How falteringly, and with what pathos she used this grand old word now!
"I can not tell you that, Miss Rogers," answered Bernardine, falteringly.
"It was because the police believe that Hazel was—was in love with you, Phil," she falteringly said.
She called to him falteringly, but with such appeal in her tones that he halted and stared at her.
They could speak of nothing but that; and yet of that they could speak only falteringly.
"But—we are keeping Lady Lansmere too long," she said falteringly.
"You are cruel, you are unjust," said Dalibard, falteringly.
“I hope your mother is well,” she said at last, falteringly, after a long pause.
mid-14c., of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse faltrask "be burdened, hesitate, be troubled"), or a frequentative of Middle English falden "to fold," influenced by fault. Related: Faltered; faltering.