hesitantly

[ hez-i-tuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF hesitantly

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Hesitantly, he reached out and touched a button on the intercom.

"Yes," said he, hesitantly, with a backward glance into the room.

"I believe we did, on several occasions," Egavine said hesitantly.

Trigger said hesitantly, "Those people who were chasing this car—"

Then hesitantly continuing: "If you could spare an hour or two this afternoon——?"

We all looked at each other intently, and I went on hesitantly.

"Why, it's—it's a sickish, acid sort of odour," said Colton hesitantly.

“I suppose you were looking for the hide-out,” he said hesitantly.

Only then did he move, hesitantly, toward the infernally fierce light.

Then, far behind, single footsteps followed them hesitantly.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, probably a back-formation from hesitancy, or else from Latin haesitantem. Related: Hesitantly.

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