EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HESITANTLY
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.
1640s, probably a back-formation from hesitancy, or else from Latin haesitantem. Related: Hesitantly.