v. make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; hesitate or falter in speaking; speak with stops and difficulty
He did not hear what Amy was saying, and whenever she paused expectantly he could only stammer an awkward assent, which was as often misplaced as otherwise.
Sentence in Classic:
My heart was beating so fast, and there was such a singing in my ears, that I could scarcely stammer I had no objection.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
In fact, he held the whip hand of the situation so completely that she was as flustered as a girl at her first proposal and she could only blush and stammer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Then rolling her fiery eyes, she thrust him back as he would stammer out more, raised two serpents in her hair, and, sounding her whip, resumed with furious tone:.
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
I stammered worse than before, in replying that I meant no compliment, but the plain truth; though I was not aware of any change having taken place in the weather.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context