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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stammer

stammer can be used as a verb
stammer can be used as a noun

1.My heart was beating so fast, and there was such a singing in my ears, that I could scarcely stammer I had no objection. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.I blushed up to the ears, and tried to stammer out an excuse. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
3.The sister tried to speak, but she only managed to stammer a few inarticulate sounds. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.I began to stammer feebly that I hoped she hadn't thought--But again she stopped me, and her words were so unexpected that they quite drove Cynthia, and her troubles, out of my mind. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
5.But then again, what has the whale to say 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. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.For a few days, I said, he seemed regardless of the puny successor to the departed that coldness melted as fast as snow in April, and ere the tiny thing could stammer a word or totter a step it wielded a despot's sceptre in his heart. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
7.That I may speak in parables and halt and stammer like the poets and verily I am ashamed that I have still to be a poe. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
8.Let thy virtue be too high for the familiarity of names, and if thou must speak of it, be not ashamed to stammer about it. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
9.Thus speak and stammer "That is MY good, that do I love, thus doth it please me entirely, thus only do _I_ desire the good. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

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