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
Trump’s frustration with the Syrian stalemate and hesitation to oust Assad suited Putin much better than Clinton’s plans for more direct engagement.
If that’s the case then the advice is simple: Trust your team and go forward without hesitation.
Trump Jr. gives the green light without hesitation.
No hesitation'' – and distracted it while the two women retreated.
But the most costly hesitation came in the early stages of the Twins’ four-run fifth inning.
Several factors explain Merkel’s hesitation on marriage and her recent shift.
Larger Burden’ Corker, who faces re-election in 2018, voiced hesitation with tax cuts for the highest earners.
Some hesitation about removing monuments is grounded in a sense among Southerners of still being condescended to, Landrieu said.
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