hesitation


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indecision in speech or action

the act of pausing uncertainly

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said Katharine, with hesitation, perceiving that she was not welcome.
After a moment's hesitation she decided, although she seldom acted upon impulse, to act upon this one, and turned down a side street and found Mary's door.
The world has treated him badly, and he has no hesitation in saying that he means to get some part of his own back again.
There was something in the deliberate manner of his doing so, and his hesitation before he spoke, which seemed intended to further impress upon the young man the fact that he was not disposed for conversation.
Again there was a certain amount of hesitation in his manner.
Skinner answered tersely, receiving the little roll of bills without hesitation, and retreating into a quiet corner, where he carefully counted and examined every one.
He strode without hesitation to the table where Mr.
Horser did not immediately reply, but he accepted the glass which the waiter brought him, and after a moment's hesitation drained its contents.
Smalley chose his alternative, without a moment's hesitation.
But, after what she had just said, I had no sort of doubt that it was the best advice that could have been offered; and I felt no sort of hesitation in pressing it on her again.
Miss Halcombe, after looking at me very earnestly, said a few words, on her side, to the same effect--with a certain hesitation of manner, however, which the circumstances did not seem to me to warrant.
Sir Percival's suggestion, politely as it was expressed, appeared to her, as it appeared to me, to point very delicately at the hesitation which her manner had betrayed a moment or two since.
I had known her from her earliest years--I had seen her tested, as she grew up, in more than one trying family crisis, and my long experience made me attach an importance to her hesitation under the circumstances here detailed, which I should certainly not have felt in the case of another woman.
Through the trading week, performance was characterized by hesitation and caution, as profit-taking curbed major indices.
Baraclough said: "When asked to do so I had no hesitation in joining.