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hesitantly (ˈhezɪtəntlɪ) 



  1. in a hesitant way   ⇒ `Would you do me a favour?' she asked hesitantly.   ⇒ Hesitantly, she pushed open the door.

hesitant (ˈhɛzɪtənt Pronunciation for hesitant



  1. wavering, hesitating, or irresolute

Derived Forms

ˈhesitance, ˈhesitancy noun
ˈhesitantly adverb

Example Sentences Including 'hesitantly'

About 30 or so people with eating disorders have hesitantly pushed their way through the doors at Sehnsucht in the month since it opened.
Mail and Guardian (2005)
Carrie stood hesitantly on the threshold for a moment, then stepped inside the tiny room.
Townsend, Eileen Dreamtime
First a group of three cars, hesitantly following the signs.
Gash, Jonathan The Tartan Ringers
Gentleman," he started hesitantly ," On behalf of my family, I'd like to thank you all for making me so welcome these last few months.
Country Life (2005)
I suggest hesitantly that there is a very obvious connection between them - they are all...'Men!
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Some were so submerged in shock at their loss that they appeared taken aback to find their monarch standing hesitantly at their shoulder.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
The girl came forward hesitantly , biting a finger in agitation.
Loraine, Philip Loaded Questions
The secretary began hesitantly , knowing all too well the fate of those who bore bad tidings.
Dobbs, Michael Wall Games
This column is still marching behind him... hesitantly , but we're still there.
The Australian (2005)


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