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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HESITATINGLY

"I think you oughter make a kick, sir," said Dixon, hesitatingly.

Natives came into camp, at first only the men, hesitatingly; then the women.

"I do not know what to say to you," I said, hesitatingly, looking down upon him.

"Y—es," he hesitatingly said, for an untruth he would not tell.

"Why, I majored in philosophy in college," said Parker, hesitatingly.

"Well—I don't know about that," replied Mrs. Grey, hesitatingly.

"Ninian, dear," she said very softly and hesitatingly as if she were afraid to say all that was in her mind.

"Yes, I have had you in mind all along," Henriette hesitatingly replied.

“Well, the engagement is not yet announced,” said Susan, hesitatingly.

Then with a frown, hesitatingly: “Well, she is given prominence in the plays and––”

WORD ORIGIN

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

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