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Word: stammer

Definition: speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions


Sentences Containing 'stammer'

A memoir by his father recalled young Charles Darwin as having a precocious interest in science, from infancy being: Like his father, he suffered from a stammer as a child.
Darwin was only allowed to converse in French, and by their return in or possibly after March 1767 he was able to speak fluent French without a stammer, but the problem persisted when he spoke English.
He developed a stammer at age six which he has since partially brought under control through speech therapy.
His re-worked version now included one brother with a stammer and the other with a lisp.
I recovered force and energy enough to free myself from the hands of those who held me, while I managed to stammer forth`I did not do it!
Morcerf was so completely overwhelmed by this great and unexpected calamity that he could scarcely stammer a few words as he looked around on the assembly.
Mosley began to stammer as a young boy, and attended weekly sessions with speech therapist Lionel Logue in order to help him overcome the speech disorder.
Mosley says his father claimed never really to have noticed his stammer, but feels Sir Oswald may have been less aggressive when speaking to him than he was towards other people as a result. Nicholas Mosley has been married twice and is the father of five children.
Seldom have I known any profound being that had anything to say to this world, unless forced to stammer out something by way of getting a living.
When forced to open it, he began to stammer and show signs of nervousness, and he said the suitcase only contained about $60,000.

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