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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAMMER

But the wish to laugh had returned, and made her stammer, interrupting her at each word.

He backed, and began to stammer an apology; but she did not wait to hear a word of it.

He was alone, beside himself, with livid face and scarce able to stammer.

The best he could do was to stammer a hope that she would not be obliged to sell the house.

Her "guess" was so close to the truth that I could only stammer and hesitate.

"Really, Mrs. Vibert, I am overwhelmed," I managed to stammer.

I had to stammer out a most lamentable confession of my ignorance.

I dare say it was the look I gave him that made him stammer.

“But,” he said, “but—but—” The extraordinary nature of the idea made him stammer.

"Nothing—that is—Emily was talking of—" began the abashed wife, with a stammer.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stamerian, from West Germanic *stamrojan (cf. Old Norse stammr, Old High German stam, Gothic stamms "stammering," Middle Dutch stameren, German stammeln "to stammer," Old Frisian and German stumm "dumb"), from PIE root *stam-, *stum- "check, impede" (see stem (v.)).

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