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adverb as in slowly


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Michigan appears to be taking the first halting steps toward reform, recently becoming the 47th state to ban automatically charging 17-year-olds as adults.

He is goofy, he speaks haltingly from the heart, and from scripts.

Instead of great leaps forward, it tends to move haltingly in grudging increments.

“Nice meet you,” he said haltingly, in broken English, using my language since I did not speak his.

As the economy has recovered, however haltingly, so has the growth of health care costs.

For another, we can remind ourselves how fluidly hate is taught, and how haltingly trust is restored.

The brown-skinned, dark-haired man appeared in the entrance of the tent and spoke haltingly in English.

She lisped the words in her soft, sweet voice, haltingly, like a little child.

"I—I must go to my room, Herr Hauptmann," she murmured haltingly.

An unbalanced sentence goes haltingly and jars; an ambiguous pronoun causes the reader to stumble.

The train moved haltingly, having to wait at sidings for other trains that had the right of way.

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to haltingly, such as: calmly, casually, deliberately, gently, gradually, and lazily.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.