haltingly


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halt·ing

 (hôl′tĭng)
adj.
1. Hesitant or wavering: a halting voice.
2. Imperfect; defective: halting verse.
3. Limping; lame.

halt′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.haltingly - in a halting manner; "he spoke haltingly"
Translations

haltingly

[ˈhɔːltɪŋlɪ] ADV [speak] → titubeando, vacilantemente

haltingly

[ˈhɔːltɪŋli] adv [speak, reply] → de façon hésitantehalt sign nstop m, panneau m stop

haltingly

advzögernd; speak, progressstockend

haltingly

[ˈhɔːltɪŋlɪ] advcon titubanza
References in classic literature ?
He did, and in that tongue, brokenly and haltingly, as though it had been many years since he had used it, he begged them to take him with them away from this awful country.
Yet he essayed, and haltingly at first, to express what he felt and analyzed when playing the Game at the supreme summit of existence.
"An', Saxon," he said, hastily and haltingly, "you won't take anything I've said .
"I - I'd like to," she said haltingly. "You have so much in you that is good that I want to see you perfect."
"Besides," she added haltingly, "it's your idea, and I want to see you succeed."
The lanky one smiled in embarrassment as he haltingly explained: "I tank I lak go along cooky."
He began in a low voice, haltingly and modestly, and with an air of evident embarrassment.
Presently, he straightened himself a little, approached me with a sort of confused expression, and haltingly said something--probably it was an apology for not having before perceived that I was now a grown-up young person.
The lama, haltingly at first, spoke to the Curator of his own lamassery, the Such-zen, opposite the Painted Rocks, four months' march away.
Elissa Altman's haltingly poignant Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing (Ballantine, $27, 9780399181580, audio/eBook available) captures with clear-eyed candor the ways that Altman struggles to love her mother despite her mother's insistence on creating Altman in her own image.
The speed of Boeing's response is now a matter of various investigations, with some saying the company moved "haltingly" to make fixes to its 737 MAX between the fatal crashes.
India followed a highly-restrictive import regime along with adhering to very high savings rates for almost 45 years while its economy expanded haltingly at a snail's pace producing for a market of a billion-plus on the back of ever-widening budgetary deficits in its growing states.

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