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
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.
The hesitation among pension funds to pile into stocks underscores a continuing conservatism that marks much of Japan’s corporate culture.
But the Medicaid cuts proposed in the bill are the reason some Senators have expressed hesitation.
San Diegan Phil Davis and Arizona’s Ryan Bader can tell their fans without any hesitation that their second MMA fight will be far better than their first.
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