verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- falun gong,
- falwell, jerry
Origin of falter
Examples from the Web for faltering
He too warned that an ISIS victory would mark the end of the faltering peace process between the Turkish Kurds and Ankara.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph|Jamie Dettmer|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Models are always a few faltering footsteps away from breaking an ankle (or worse).
For one thing, the Chinese economy, after 35 years of virtually uninterrupted expansion, is faltering.At the U.S.-China Summit, Friendship Isn’t What Matters|Gordon G. Chang|June 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The speech was the profound misdiagnosis of a faltering presidency—a misdiagnosis that is decidedly not the problem today.This Isn’t Obama’s Malaise, It’s GOP Intransigence|Robert Shrum|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
America needs a strategy to adapt to the faltering strength of its most important and congenial allies.
“I have more to thank you for than I can express by words,” he whispered, in a low, faltering voice.Villegagnon|W.H.G. Kingston
With a faltering voice she spoke, but with the authority of maternal love and faith,—through sobs, but with authority.
To the believer, therefore, however feeble and faltering, there is unmingled blessedness in this name.Notes on the book of Exodus|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
This too awaits you, that faltering dotage shall seize on you, to teach boys their rudiments in the skirts of the city.The Works of Horace|Horace
His wife's face saddened, and her voice dropped as she hinted in faltering accents that "scandal did say—say—"The Deemster|Hall Caine
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.