As Idol has faltered badly this season—with some of its lowest ratings ever—Lazaro has been catapulted to the top of the wreck.
And as marine life has disappeared, commercial fishing operations have faltered or failed.
Quintana partially recovered and then faltered again, and finally stopped breathing in 2005.
Throughout the capitalist world, economies had faltered and stagnated in the 1970s.
At the same time, crucial investments have faltered, including for upkeep.
"I—I—will give some money along with the house," faltered Mary Louise.
"It's frightfully against my conscience," faltered Loveday doubtfully.
"I was only saying how pretty the cottages were," she faltered.
The just ground for criticising him is, not that he attempted to do this, but that he faltered by the way.
“Something—to—sell to me,” she faltered, aware that his glowing eyes upon her made her tremble.
mid-14c., of unknown origin, possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse faltrask "be burdened, hesitate, be troubled"), or a frequentative of Middle English falden "to fold," influenced by fault. Related: Faltered; faltering.