hesitating


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lacking decisiveness of character

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And then, as she stood hesitating, about to speak, he seized her by the arm, and half flung her from the room, slamming the door and barring it with a table.
Wilson answered--and rather uncomfortably, to judge by his hesitating fashion of delivering himself:
Becky hesitating, Tom took silence for consent, and passed his arm about her waist and whispered the tale ever so softly, with his mouth close to her ear.
Elton, though hesitating a good deal while he spoke; "I have no hesitation in sayingat least if my friend feels at all as I doI have not the smallest doubt that, could he see his little effusion honoured as I see it,
he asked, hesitating, as if he dreaded the answer to his question would introduce details that he could not bear to hear.
I haven't asked anybody yet," said Mary, hesitating.
While she was still hesitating, the half-open door of her husband's study attracted her attention.
Lorry took the hesitating little hand that confidingly advanced to take his, and he put it with some ceremony to his lips.
When Peggotty spoke of what she called my room, and of its being ready for me at night, and of her hoping I would occupy it, before I could so much as look at Steerforth, hesitating, he was possessed of the whole case.
At the appointed time I returned to Miss Havisham's, and my hesitating ring at the gate brought out Estella.
Dunsey perceived that he had overshot his mark, and that there was a point at which even the hesitating Godfrey might be driven into decision.