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Past tense for to diminish in intensity or strength, especially gradually
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“He was afraid her spirit would falter, not only because he was duty bound to her, but because her soul was touched with a midsummer sky blue of grace.”
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Past tense for to speak hesitantly or haltingly
“His countenance changed, his speech began to falter, and it was with utmost difficulty that he could keep himself from fainting.”
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Past tense for to move or swing unsteadily
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“His expression didn't change, and his stride didn't falter as he walked right past her toward the bar.”
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Past tense for to fall over, typically from being clumsy or unsteady
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“She called to him from behind, startling him, and causing him to falter in his stance.”
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Past tense for to be indecisive or hesitant
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“We probably falter unless our choices instinctively prove inherent qualities, be they serious or flippant.”
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Past tense for to suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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Past tense for to briefly stop or interrupt an action
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Past tense for to hesitate or be reluctant to do something (that one thinks may be wrong)
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Past tense for to move or progress slowly, failing to keep up with others
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Past tense for to weaken or lose strength, or to cause this
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Past tense for to fade gradually before stopping
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Past tense for to lose or be without hope
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Past tense for fail under pressure
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Past tense for to forget what one was going to say
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Past tense for to mumble or speak words inarticulately
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Past tense for to decline or deteriorate, especially gradually
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Past tense for to commit a mistake or error
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