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fawl ter

  • n  the act of pausing uncertainly
  • v  be unsure or weak
    Their enthusiasm is faltering
  • v  move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  • v  walk unsteadily
  • v  speak haltingly
    The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

  • Either we move forward or fall backward, either we let the economy falter or we help it grow, either we succumb to our enemies or we defeat them the choice is up to you .
  • The shotgun marriage between Zimbabwe's government and opposition was never going to be easy, but it could falter at the first hurdle.
  • The Obama scoop came at a good moment for al-Arabiya, which had seen ratings falter as al-Jazeera provided blanket coverage of Palestinian suffering during the recent Israeli war .
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