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fawl tuh ring

  • 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
  • s  unsteady in speech or action

  • In 1977 the CIA sounded an alarm on the Soviets' faltering energy prospects in a secret 14-page memo titled "The Impending Soviet Oil Crisis.
  • He made a faltering joke about the tepid response of friends with their coats still on--"they act like it's cold in my church"--and betrayed rare unease in a defensive speech.
  • The young boys soon broke the fragile toy, but the memory of its faltering flight across their living room stayed with them.
News & Articles

  • China Factory Activity Skids to 9-Month Low
    Faltering demand pushed the country's factory activity down, heightening the risk of a sharper second quarter slowdown and increasing the heat on the central bank to loosen policy.
    June 20, 2013 - FOX Business
  • China factory activity hits 9-month low
    China's factories are faltering again, pointing to slowing growth in the world's second-biggest economy.
    June 20, 2013 - CNN Money
  • Slovenia’s Economic Slump Set to Deepen on European Recession
    Slovenia’s economic slump will deepen further this year and next on an extended recession in Europe and faltering demand in its home market amid a government austerity push, the state’s economic institute said.
    June 20, 2013 - Bloomberg

  • Meg Whitman in Reuters
    California faces challenges unlike any other time in its history - a weak and faltering economy, massive job losses, and an exploding state budget deficit,Whitman, 52, said in a statement. "I refuse to stand by and watch it fail."
  • President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Bangkok Post
    At the time when the Doha Round is faltering, Asean wants to stand up and proclaim its support for keeping the doors of global trade open,Arroyo said. "And there is concern about nuclear proliferation, we have stood firm in our commitment...
  • Harry Reid in AFP
    This week's downturn in the global markets demonstrates how urgently we need to act to revive our nation's faltering economy,Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement.

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