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['fɔːltə] брит. / амер.


  1. спотыкаться

  2. идти неровной походкой, ковылять

  3. заикаться, запинаться, мямлить

  4. колебаться; действовать нерешительно

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  1. неуверенно идти, спотыкаться

  2. проявлять нерешительность, колебаться

  3. запинаться; говорить нерешительно

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For an agonized instant she felt her will falter, and she was falling backward, back into his waiting head.
Какую-то судорожную минуту она ощущала, что ее воля сломлена и что она возвращается туда же, в эту ждущую голову.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
The waitress’s smile was warmer and more genuine this time, but as she started to turn away, Ralph saw Lois’s pleasant expression falter.
Улыбка официантки стала шире и теплее, но когда она повернулась д ним спиной, Ральф увидел, что выражение удовольствия исчезло с лица Луизы.
King, Stephen / InsomniaКинг, Стивен / Бессонница
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 1994
© Перевод. Т.Ю. Покидаева, 2003
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2003
King, Stephen
© Stephen King, 1994
But now she seemed lost, and her smile began to falter.
— Но она потеряла ход мысли, и улыбка начала таять.
King, Stephen / Duma KeyКинг, Стивен / Дьюма-Ки
Кинг, Стивен
© Перевод В.А. Вебер, 2008
© ООО Издательство "АСТ МОСКВА", 2009
© Stephen King, 2008
Duma Key
King, Stephen
© 2008 by Stephen King
It was a regular, steady thudding sound, not quite like the beating of a drum, and it did not change nor falter, but echoed through the room, its volume steadily increasing as it announced to any who might enter that Ehlana's heart was still beating.
Он эхом разносился по Тронному Залу, все нарастая и нарастая, возвещая вошедшим, что сердце Королевы Эланы по-прежнему бьется.
Eddings, David / Diamond ThroneЭддингс, Дэвид / Алмазный трон
Алмазный трон
Эддингс, Дэвид
Diamond Throne
Eddings, David
© 1989 by David Eddings
To the credit of our pilot, it must be said, he did not falter but continued to fly as if nothing had happened: if it's got to be a cocoon, then let it be one!
К чести нашего пилота, он не дрогнул, а продолжал вести самолёт, как будто бы ничего не случилось: в коконе так в коконе!
Abramov, Aleksandr,Abramov, Sergei / Horsemen from NowhereАбрамов, Александр,Абрамов, Сергей / Всадники из ниоткуда
Всадники из ниоткуда
Абрамов, Александр,Абрамов, Сергей
© Издательство «Детская литература», 1968 г.
Horsemen from Nowhere
Abramov, Aleksandr,Abramov, Sergei
© Mir Publishers, 1969
She would have said more, but that the energy of her thoughts caused her voice to falter, and come in trembling whispers from her lips.
— Она хотела сказать что-то еще, но голос у нее дрогнул и перешел в прерывистый шепот.
Dickens, Charles / The Old Curiosity ShopДиккенс, Чарльз / Лавка древностей
Лавка древностей
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
The Old Curiosity Shop
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
He tried to falter that he could not do like that, that he must talk it over with his bride. But Varvara Petrovna flew at him in exasperation.
Он заикнулся было, что невозможно же ему так, что надо же переговорить с невестой, но Варвара Петровна раздражительно на него накинулась:
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Not once did she falter, despite the glass, brick and shrapnel underfoot.
Она ни разу не пошатнулась, несмотря на стекло, обломки кирпича и шрапнель под ногами.
Barker, Clive / The Damnation GameБаркер, Клайв / Проклятая игра
Проклятая игра
Баркер, Клайв
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
© 1994, Кэдмэн
© перевод Д. Аношина
The Damnation Game
Barker, Clive
© copyright 1985 by Clive Barker
Another important quality is their skill in controlling the ball, even though they do tend to falter a bit if their opponents suddenly increase the tempo.
Еще одно важное качество – умение контролировать мяч, правда, им это удается хуже, когда соперник резко взвинчивает темп.
© 2009-2011, Форум "Россия - спортивная держава"
© 2009-2011, Forum "Russia – Country of Sports"
And if he should falter, the next in line to rule would be a child of four. That meant years of regency rule, and no one wanted that.
А в случае, если он не справится, власть перейдет к четырехлетнему ребенку, что будет означать многие годы никому не нужного регентства.
Brooks, Terry / First King of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Первый король Шаннары
Первый король Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
First King of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1996 by Terry Brooks
Don't let them," he faltered, clutching me tightly by the elbow with both hands, and still trembling.
Не давай, - пролепетал он, крепко ухватив меня за локти обеими руками и продолжая дрожать.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
'I will try and sell my estate to some man I know something of,' he articulated, not without faltering, 'or perhaps the peasants themselves will want to buy their freedom.'
- Я постараюсь продать мое имение человеку, которого я буду знать с хорошей стороны,- произнес он не без заминки,- или, быть может, сами крестьяне захотят откупиться.
Turgenev, I.S. / The Torrents of SpringТургенев, И.С. / Вешние воды
Вешние воды
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Torrents of Spring
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
"Though ... it ... it might have been..." Prince Sergay faltered oddly.
- Впрочем, это... это могла быть... - замялся как-то князь.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"Yes-yes-I see how you mean," faltered Webb.
- Да... д-да - я понимаю вашу мысль, - пролепетал Уэбб.
Lewis, Sinclair / Kingsblood RoyalЛьюис, Синклер / Кингсблад, потомок королей
Кингсблад, потомок королей
Льюис, Синклер
© "ЛЕНИЗДАТ", 1960
Kingsblood Royal
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2001 Random House, Inc.
"I had presumed and calculated," he faltered, "that a letter posted more than ten days, if not a fortnight ago..."
-- Я предполагал и рассчитывал, -- замямлил он, -- что письмо, пущенное уже с лишком десять дней, даже чуть ли не две недели...
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media

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falter out
falter out
говорить неуверенно
faltering foot
запинающийся шаг
faltering tongue
заплетающийся язык
faltering voice
дрожащий голос
faltering enterprise
бедствующее предприятие
faltering enterprise
предприятие, находящееся в тяжелом положении

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)faltering
Past Participle (Participle II)faltered
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I falterwe falter
you falteryou falter
he/she/it faltersthey falter
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am falteringwe are faltering
you are falteringyou are faltering
he/she/it is falteringthey are faltering
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have falteredwe have faltered
you have falteredyou have faltered
he/she/it has falteredthey have faltered
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been falteringwe have been faltering
you have been falteringyou have been faltering
he/she/it has been falteringthey have been faltering
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I falteredwe faltered
you falteredyou faltered
he/she/it falteredthey faltered
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was falteringwe were faltering
you were falteringyou were faltering
he/she/it was falteringthey were faltering
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had falteredwe had faltered
you had falteredyou had faltered
he/she/it had falteredthey had faltered
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been falteringwe had been faltering
you had been falteringyou had been faltering
he/she/it had been falteringthey had been faltering
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will falterwe shall/will falter
you will falteryou will falter
he/she/it will falterthey will falter
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be falteringwe shall/will be faltering
you will be falteringyou will be faltering
he/she/it will be falteringthey will be faltering
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have falteredwe shall/will have faltered
you will have falteredyou will have faltered
he/she/it will have falteredthey will have faltered
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been falteringwe shall/will have been faltering
you will have been falteringyou will have been faltering
he/she/it will have been falteringthey will have been faltering
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would falterwe should/would falter
you would falteryou would falter
he/she/it would falterthey would falter
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be falteringwe should/would be faltering
you would be falteringyou would be faltering
he/she/it would be falteringthey would be faltering
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have falteredwe should/would have faltered
you would have falteredyou would have faltered
he/she/it would have falteredthey would have faltered
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been falteringwe should/would have been faltering
you would have been falteringyou would have been faltering
he/she/it would have been falteringthey would have been faltering
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am falteredwe are faltered
you are falteredyou are faltered
he/she/it is falteredthey are faltered
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being falteredwe are being faltered
you are being falteredyou are being faltered
he/she/it is being falteredthey are being faltered
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been falteredwe have been faltered
you have been falteredyou have been faltered
he/she/it has been falteredthey have been faltered
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was falteredwe were faltered
you were falteredyou were faltered
he/she/it was falteredthey were faltered
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being falteredwe were being faltered
you were being falteredyou were being faltered
he/she/it was being falteredthey were being faltered
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been falteredwe had been faltered
you had been falteredyou had been faltered
he/she/it had been falteredthey had been faltered
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be falteredwe shall/will be faltered
you will be falteredyou will be faltered
he/she/it will be falteredthey will be faltered
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been falteredwe shall/will have been faltered
you will have been falteredyou will have been faltered
he/she/it will have been falteredthey will have been faltered