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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HALTING

Suddenly she said in a low, halting tone, "Miss Harlowe, if you knew how—"

Inspector Burke himself filled the void in the halting sentence.

There was no halting over the tiny vials, for she had decided just what she must do.

It would seem that Peppajee understood, even though his speech was halting.

Great enterprises are not pushed through in this halting fashion.

Several times her recitations were halting, once woefully incorrect.

Pitt explained the situation as briefly as he could, in a halting, gasping speech.

I took a turn in the room, then halting before her "Yes," I answered, "I will go."

The voice of his heart was speaking louder and quicker than his halting tongue.

Halting down the quay, he made for the ferry steps, where boats were waiting for hire.

WORD ORIGIN

"act of limping or walking lamely," early 14c., verbal noun from halt (v.). Related: Haltingly.

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