haltingly haltingly  /ˈhɔl tɪŋ li/


  • (adv) in a halting manner


  1. The autobots moved slowly and haltingly, their computer brains thrashing furiously to interpret incoming visual data.
  2. In the mixed Greek-Slav-Albanian dialect of the Macedonian border people, they haltingly told their story.
  3. But in China, as in most other emerging economies, breast cancer is a relatively new concern, something that both patients and doctors are only haltingly learning how to treat.



  1. "Every week, the administration moves closer to what many of us say is needed, but they do it so slowly, so haltingly, that they keep falling behind," said Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer.
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "That tightness has now spread to her skin," New York magazine's David Edelstein wrote. "In one scene, she haltingly sings 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' to an orphaned half-caste; but watching that big immovable forehead, I thought of another...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: David Edelstein Source: The West Australian

  3. "The ideals of liberty and self-determination, equality and the rule of law have haltingly advanced. We are the heirs of the fortitude and foresight of generations past, and it is a legacy for which my own country is rightfully proud" Obama said.
    on Dec 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: StarNewsOnline.com

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