hesitation, waver, falter, faltering
Meaning: the act of pausing uncertainly; "there was a hesitation in his speech"
meaning of the word
Meaning: be unsure or weak; "Their enthusiasm is faltering"
Meaning: move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
stumble, falter, bumble
Meaning: walk unsteadily; "The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, stutter, stammer, falter
Meaning: speak haltingly; "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
But she did not falter; and very systematically she set about making her plans.
He knew no such word as falter, and when he had once put his hand to a piece of work, he did it thoroughly and with all his heart.
These severe requirements were staggering, but Mr. Edison's courage did not falter. Although it seemed a well-nigh hopeless task, he entered upon the investigation with his usual optimism and vim.
The secretary's eye did not falter, nor his figure lose an inch of its height, yet the impression made by his look and attitude were not the same; the fire had gone out of them; a blight had struck his soul--the flush of his triumph was gone.
And as each body spent out of its ebbing store Of strength and hope, I felt the forward thrust, At first so sure, Fail in its rhythm, Falter slow, And slower-- Hang an endless moment-- Till in a rush came fear-- Fear of the sea, that it might win again, Gathering one crew more, Making them pay in vain.