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halting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhaltinghalt‧ing /ˈhɔːltɪŋ $ ˈhɒːl-/ adjective  TALK TO somebodyif your speech or movements are halting, you stop for a moment between words or movements, especially because you are not confident syn hesitant We carried on a rather halting conversation.haltingly adverb
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haltingI felt our situation had been reversed: now I was the halting beginner, he was the fluent expert.The initial, halting conversation would be about Masai bravery and the importance of showing no pain.He looks extremely real and solid, and is clearly not illusory, but he talks in a stiff, halting manner.

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