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How to use stammering in a sentence

It came from the deeps of him—a few stammering words, simple, almost childish, yet exquisite as music.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
She beheld an unknown Jenkins, wild-looking, stammering with a besotted laugh and outraging hands.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
What abstruse revelations arise, stammering, and are obscure from their very mass, as a hesitating speech.
TOILERS OF THE SEAVICTOR HUGO
Mahmud, still stammering crude translation of the witch-womans imprecations, crawled to Briggss feet.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
He had only his empty, swollen hands and a wild, eager, stammering story of what he expected to do.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
Indeed, he was laughing with wide-open mouth as Alice entered the parlor, and advanced to grasp her hand, confused and stammering.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
Don't speak until the Germans speak to you, and then tell the truth without stammering.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
"Yes, I—I've heard you mentioned by—many people," the girl answered, stammering like a nervous child.
THE SECOND LATCHKEYCHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON AND ALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON
What do you say to the phonograph, which can report gentlemen's bad speeches with all their stammering?
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
While he was strutting his proudest through the tango, he was stammering the humblest apologies.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STAMMERING

  • aghast
  • amazed
  • astounded
  • at a loss for words
  • bashful
  • choked up
  • dazed
  • dumbfounded
  • dumbstruck
  • garbled
  • inarticulate
  • mum
  • mute
  • shocked
  • shy
  • silent
  • speechless
  • stammering
  • uncommunicative
  • voiceless
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