Synonyms for hesitating

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The reporter stood with clenched fists and flashing eyes, hesitating.

"Miss Moore," he said in a hesitating manner, taking off his hat as he spoke.

Low and hesitating as it was, Hiram started violently at the sound.

"I think I had better not," replied Eudora, in a hesitating voice.

Hesitating to advance, he pointed out the place to the attention of his companion.

Hesitating no longer, Monny struck her hands loudly together.

Suddenly she turned to Adam, where he stood, shaking and hesitating, in the doorway.

It was a hesitating face, which seemed to blink doubtfully in the daylight.

After hesitating for a moment the priest was obliged to confess the truth.

She paused and sighed, hesitating to carry her confession further.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin haesitatum, past participle of haesitare (see hesitation). Related: Hesitated; hesitating.

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