Definition of hesitation
1 : an act or instance of hesitating
2 : a pausing or faltering in speech
Examples of hesitation in a Sentence
one moment's hesitation on my part, and the elusive butterfly was lost to me forever
Recent Examples of hesitation from the Web
And that hesitation, in and of itself, could be enough to condemn the two-degree target to oblivion.
Without hesitation, my husband will always choose the apartment.
Stella passed every test, walking across a ladder without hesitation and burrowing through 5 feet of concrete rubble to retrieve hidden tennis balls.
ICE said its policy is meant to ensure that people can participate in activities and seek services at places such as churches without hesitation.
Despite her initial hesitation, the then-incoming freshman applied to HCC and was accepted into the scholars program in fall 2015.
With under a minute to go and the score knotted at 89, Irving took a couple of hesitation dribbles, stepped back and let a three-pointer fly over the outstretched arm of Curry.
In Charlotte, Mecklenburg County commissioners were on board with the county’s funding portion despite the city’s hesitation.
This GoPro video of Anders Jacobsen ski jump training in Lillehammer, Norway caught our attention because the dude is doing something pretty hectic but never shows an ounce of hesitation.
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