verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of falter
OTHER WORDS FROM falter
Example sentences from the Web for falter
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
Her spirit never faltered, but her body finally succumbed to the strain.
"That would be long and short division," said she; but her voice faltered in saying it.
"I just can't stand it for another minute, Bunny," she faltered, real tears coursing down her cheeks.Mrs. Raffles|John Kendrick Bangs
The sticks swung down, but somehow they faltered, for the drummer was shaking now.When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete|Gilbert Parker
And so he never seriously faltered in crushing down the rising love within him or trying to crush it out in her.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
"I guess I'm not a very—good business manager," faltered the red-lipped voice with incongruous pathos.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott