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    falter/enjoin/panacea/embrace/cut off

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Christ's parable teaches usthat we are to continue to pray and not falter or become dejected if our prayers do not seem to be answered right away.

    And here he faltered forth his last farewell.

    falter = to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner

    He faltered in his determination.

    falter = hesitate

    He faltered across the room.

    The old man faltered a few steps and fell.

    The old car faltered down the road.

    falter = to move ineptly or haltingly

    He faltered out an excuse.

    He faltered and delayed before saying "yes" or "no".

    I wouldn't falter to tell him.

    falter = to speak hesitatingly; stammer

    I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.

    I enjoined that they should be silent.

    Enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong.

    enjoin = to lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge

    This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs.

    We must to enjoin them from infringing a right.

    enjoin = to prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on

    Membership of the EC is not a panacea for Britain's economic problems.

    panacea = hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all; once sought by the alchemists

    Doctors warn of alcohol overdose as people embrace new year spirits.

    embrace = to fasten on

    Belorus denies reports transit of Russian crude oil was cut off.

    Belarus denied on Monday reports that Russia had cut oil supplies from January 1.

    cut off = stop suddenly, discontinue

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: falter/enjoin/panacea/embrace/cut off

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    Christ's parable teaches us that we are to continue to pray and not falter or become dejected if our prayers are (do not seem to be) answered right away. Only ‘are’ can do.

    And here he faltered forth his last farewell being unable to express his gratitude..

    falter = to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner

    He faltered in his determination.

    falter = hesitate

    He faltered across the room.

    The old man faltered a few steps and fell.

    The old car faltered down the road.

    falter = to move ineptly or haltingly OK

    He faltered out an excusefor loosing both the matches..

    He faltered and delayed before saying "yes" or "no".

    I wouldn't falter to tell him the truth.

    falter = to speak hesitatingly; stammer

    I am enjoined by oath to observe three things.

    I enjoined that they should be silent.

    Enjoin what is good and forbid what is wrong.

    enjoin = to lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge

    This is a suit to enjoin the defendants from disturbing the plaintiffs.

    We must get an order from court to enjoin them from infringing a right.

    enjoin = to prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on

    Membership of the EC is not a panacea for Britain's economic problems.Ok

    panacea = hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all; once sought by the alchemists

    Doctors warn of alcohol overdose as people embrace new year spirits.

    embrace = to fasten on= To take up willingly or eagerly

    Belorus denies reports that transit of Russian crude oil was cut off.

    Belarus denied on Monday reports that Russia had cut oil supplies from January 1.

    cut off = stop suddenly, discontinue

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are OK, barring a few minor corrections.

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