Dick spoke at once, with a hesitancy that betrayed the depth of his emotion.
They were doing the "hesitation" with the hesitancy emphasized.
Might he not yet turn to advantage this hesitancy of Crispin's to strike the final blow?
For a moment, therefore, in his bearing bravado was tempered with hesitancy.
It is fair to say that the hesitancy of some was offset by the heroism ...