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adverb as in dubiously

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People who are in higher-risk groups for serious Covid-19 illness might also be more hesitant than people who aren’t.

From Vox

On Thursday, in response to reports that some prisons had been hesitant to distribute the forms, Judge Phyllis Hamilton ordered that the IRS send prisons another notice directing them to do so.

Democrats have been hesitant to join the “defund” movement, and Republicans have indicated it’s a nonstarter for them.

Yet even many Democratic politicians have been hesitant to embrace calls to defund police departments.

The lackluster reaction other DTC IPOs has left some companies hesitant to go public.

From Digiday

According to police, she “hesitantly” complied with orders and told police that she had done nothing wrong.

“There were times when I was writing the book when I did get angry at the president,” she says hesitantly.

I asked him to clarify, and he hesitantly said, “gay people.”

“I am happy to write more articles like that,” he said hesitantly.

From behind the shell of a ruined building a figure came, walking slowly toward him, walking hesitantly.

He returned the man's smile, rather hesitantly; then blinked, for the fat man was coming straight toward him.

He reached hesitantly toward the beam-gun, quickly thumbed the catch down to the lowest point, which was simple shock.

But, as if suddenly aware of it again, she looked up at him and drew hesitantly away.

Dor picked up the horn hesitantly, Burl showing him how to use it.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hesitantly, such as: shyly, carefully, and falteringly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.