verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- falun gong,
- falwell, jerry
Origin of falter
Examples from the Web for faltered
He had faltered in the lead, but Clooney has already played an invaluable supporting role in this campaign.
Following the collapse of the Roman Empire, all of Europe faltered as trade and commerce dried up.How the Vikings Saved Europe and Got a Terrible Reputation|William O’Connor|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as marine life has disappeared, commercial fishing operations have faltered or failed.‘Mission Blue’ Warning: The Ocean Is Not Too Big to Fail|Sylvia A. Earle|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But as the Lannisters have risen to new heights, the male members of the family have faltered.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World|Scott Bixby|June 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Halie was still bouncy with energy, but faltered as she passed East 27th Street on Sixth Avenue.
“I did not do the damage, and I cannot see how you can ask me to pay,” faltered Ida Bartlett.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
Even if you had been true, you'd have faltered when I came back looking like this.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
These steps hesitated and faltered as though some one were there who did not know the house.The Cathedral|Sir Hugh Walpole
"Yes, I know," she faltered, looking away; for the sight of his grief had conquered.Sunlight Patch|Credo Fitch Harris
How, when I myself have faltered, shall I show the way for an envoy?Jeremiah|Stefan Zweig
Word Origin for falter
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.