Which preposition to use with falter

in Occurrences 78%

It is not to be supposed that at this meal the colonel faltered in his duties as a host, for, to the contrary, he narrated several anecdotes in his neatest style.

on Occurrences 15%

In fielding the team was much stronger and the success of the infield, combined with some excellent outfield work now and then, frequently held the team up in close battles, but when the pitchers faltered on the path the fielders were not able to bear the force of the attack.

for Occurrences 10%

Giles's ready tongue faltered for very gratitude and on each tanned cheek were bright, quick-falling tears.

at Occurrences 10%

The poor soul did not need to say much; her own person, which evinced such a touching struggle to keep up a decent appearance to the last, and everything about her, as she sat there in the gloomy place, trying to keep the child warm upon her cold breast, told eloquently what her tongue faltered at and failed to express.

with Occurrences 6%

"To Scranton; I live there," said Ralph, his voice faltering with apprehension.

under Occurrences 4%

XXI So life went on, and those who looked to see the people fail and falter under this burden which the rebellion of their rulers had brought upon them saw them, with unshaken confidence, still loyally upholding the banner of Saint Mark.

before Occurrences 4%

You'll know that I believe that you're a good girl and, Sheila"here he seemed to melt and falter before her: he slipped down with one of his graceful Latin movements and hid his forehead on her knees"Sheila, my darlingthat

through Occurrences 3%

And then, on the very borders of the Unknown Lands, there lay a range of low volcanoes, which lit up, far away in the outer darkness, the Black Hills, where shone the Seven Lights, which neither twinkled nor moved nor faltered through Eternity; and of which even the great spy-glass could make no understanding; nor had any adventurer from the Pyramid ever come back to tell us aught of them.

into Occurrences 3%

trueif it was right and proper for a person to have beautiful wishesI'd like" Her voice faltered into discouraged silence.

over Occurrences 3%

" One's pen falters over the words.

from Occurrences 2%

" He frowned, and her eyes faltered from his.

between Occurrences 2%

For the hour has come, Count Manuel, for you to confess, as all persons confess at my arrival, that you have faltered between one desire and another, not ever knowing truly what you desired, and not ever being content with any desire when it was accomplished.

after Occurrences 1%

"I don't believe you," he faltered after a pause.

during Occurrences 1%

A very good essay it was, full of well arranged information, and delivered in a strong clear voice that never faltered during an hour's recital.

like Occurrences 1%

And with every stroke of the seconds there was a faint, metallic clangor in the clocka falter like that which comes in the voice of a very old man.

as Occurrences 1%

"We know it," they Reply; expostulation seemed in vain, And over ears they souse him in again, And up again he rises, his words trip, And falter as before.

until Occurrences 1%

Through it all moves the heroine, sharing her one garment with her unworthy lord, "thin and pale and travel-stained, with hair covered in dust," yet never faltering until her husband, sane and repentant, is restored to home and children and throne.

by Occurrences 1%

Every moment the cold increased, and although we were spurred on to almost superhuman efforts by sheer desperation to thwart the fate we knew would be ours should we falter by the way, gradually our strength failed us, and although we tried to encourage each other to quicker progress, it took every vestige of our will power to drag our benumbed feet from step to step against the howling, snow-laden hurricane.

Which preposition to use with  falter