from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a halting or limping manner; full of pauses or hesitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a halting or limping manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a halting manner; with limping; hesitatingly; slowly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a halting manner


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  • He said the name haltingly, and Phyllis wondered if he disliked her having it.

    The Rose-Garden Husband

  • It was clear that Zellweger hadn't heard of the filmmaker until she was asked to hand him the award onstage, although she did learn to pronounce his name haltingly, in her best starlet's voice.

    GreenCine Daily

  • Enough of these fringe scholastic, and I use that word haltingly, and return to Math, Science, History, and Engineering.

    Watching the Ward Churchill Trial - The Lede Blog -

  • Enough of these fringe scholastic, and I use that word haltingly, and return to Math,

    The Lede

  • Speaking haltingly and in between sobs, once powerful New York state Sen. Carl Kruger pleaded guilty to corruption charges Tuesday, admitting he accepted bribes in exchange for political favors.

    Senator Admits Bribery Charges

  • The English Renaissance, begun haltingly under Queen Elizabeth, reborn under Inigo Jones but repressed during the interregnum, now found its feet.

    British architecture: the baroque in Britain

  • The truck, painted an illusory forest green, appeared as a moving speck in the distance, working haltingly over the ruts and craters of what was once and occasionally a dirt road.

    The Silence

  • Still, let's give Mr. Cameron and his Chancellor their due: They are haltingly coming to grips with the fact that the universal entitlement state has become unaffordable.

    Welfare and Class Warfare in Britain

  • The ideals of liberty and self-determination, equality and the rule of law have haltingly advanced.

    Barack H. Obama - Nobel Lecture

  • But NASA leaders also must walk a fine line to avoid exploiting her appearance: With a gunshot wound to the head, she speaks haltingly and has pronounced weakness on the right side of her body.

    Blastoff Obscures NASA's Troubles


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