hesitation


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indecision in speech or action

the act of pausing uncertainly

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Don't attach any weight to my hesitation. I can give no better reason for it than that I have been over-anxious about Laura lately--and anxiety, Mr.
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.
Horser did not immediately reply, but he accepted the glass which the waiter brought him, and after a moment's hesitation drained its contents.
This had always been the conclusion of Will's hesitations. But he was not without contradictoriness and rebellion even towards his own resolve.
Without any hesitation, we encourage interested travelers to experience this wonderful land.
WITHOUT hesitation, repetition or much deviation, Sir Clement Freud is set to talk about his life.
A highly satisfactory annual assessment at the end of the first year had overcome the teachers' hesitation.
Without hesitation, Sergeant Parks jumped into the water, swam to the unconscious individual, brought his head out of the water, and pulled him back to a dock at the seawall.
Vale had taken a first-half lead when Finnish striker Ville Viljanen squeezed the ball home from close range after hesitation in the Cherries' defence.
There was a slight hesitation. "You know," he finally rasped.
"The Pale Cast of Thought": Hesitation and Decision in the Renaissance Epic.
But when once asked if there was any living person he wound never make a butt of his jokes, without hesitation, he replied: "Well, I'd never joke about Mother Teresa."
Although having bare-chested male performers play the female roles seemed odd at first, the dancers' convincing identification with their roles overcame all hesitation, enabling the spectator to concentrate on the characters.
Such hesitation has puzzled a public that has watched media reports of rising global temperatures.
Baraclough said: "When asked to do so I had no hesitation in joining.