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synonyms for stammered

  • sputter
  • wobble
  • falter
  • halt
  • hammer
  • hesitate
  • jabber
  • lurch
  • pause
  • repeat
  • splutter
  • stop
  • stumble
  • hem and haw
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antonyms for stammered

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  • carry on
  • continue
  • go
  • persist
  • enunciate
  • pronounce
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How to use stammered in a sentence

"I did not mean to speak unkindly, Michael," he stammered with a view to apologize.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
"Well—er—if you're friends o' the family mebbe that alters the—er—the case," he stammered.
THE MYSTERY AT PUTNAM HALLARTHUR M. WINFIELD
I am sorry, sir, stammered Oliver, confused by the strange mans wild look.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Prince Boris stammered something, but the cruel light of triumph in his eyes belied his words.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
Whywhy about as usual, Mrs. Prentice, stammered Jess, who was much puzzled as to why the lady should want her to take this ride.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The question was put unwittingly, but being so put Queeker stammered, and again blushed.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
There was a break in her voice as she stammered out the last words, and tears rushed into her dark eyes.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
So, being also a little under vinous influence, he stammered out something, and then fairly blubbered for joy.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
He stammered some excuses, counted out the sum, and saw his hateful visitors depart.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
"But I thought—thought it would be type-written," he stammered miserably to himself.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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