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falter in something

to fail in doing something; to exhibit a lack of something, such as faith, loyalty, perseverance, etc. He did not falter in his effort to see the project through to the end. I promised not to falter in my loyalty.
References in classic literature ?
His eyes did not flinch and his tongue did not falter.
Well, I will tell you, although I have always from my earliest youth had an awe and love of Homer, which even now makes the words falter on my lips, for he is the great captain and teacher of the whole of that charming tragic company; but a man is not to be reverenced more than the truth, and therefore I will speak out.
Perhaps my former answer had implied too much: he had heard my voice falter, and might have seen me brush away a tear.
If common civility ever obliged him to speak to her, as to drink her health at table, his tongue was sure to falter.
Tom, who isn't paying much attention, is suddenly caught by the falter in his voice as he reads the two lines --
But as he nears the fatal two lines, Tom catches that falter, and again looks up.
It seemed almost to crest the eminence, when it began to wave and falter.
His speech had begun to falter, and he passed abruptly from one subject to another.
To falter at this moment is to lose, politically, all that I have worked for all my life.
Not very," Mr Verloc managed to falter out, in a profound shudder.
His vast features were visibly stamped with an expression of deep concern; but at no time did they falter, until he turned his back, as he believed for ever, on the grave of his first-born.
If Magdalen ever falters and turns back, help her for the love of old times; help her against herself.
And now, the hand that traces these words, falters, as it approaches the conclusion of its task; and would weave, for a little longer space, the thread of these adventures.
Global Banking News-August 29, 2014--Banking relations falter between India and Myanmar
Tenders are invited for Extension schoolhouse Falter, community Oberwil-Lieli