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Definition of Falter


  1. To thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley.
  2. To hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters.
  3. To tremble; to totter; to be unsteady.
  4. To hesitate in purpose or action.
  5. To fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought.
  6. To utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner.
  7. Hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice.

Falter Quotations

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln

We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.
George W. Bush

Families are the compass that guide us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights, and our comfort when we occasionally falter.
Brad Henry

I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I've seen people I admire falter. We're all vulnerable.
Hugh Jackman

It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
Harold MacMillan
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Falter Translations

falter in Spanish is titubear
falter in Swedish is stappla, stamma
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