hesitatingly hesitatingly


  • (adv) with hesitation; in a hesitant manner


  1. One spring day that year, I had hesitatingly stepped into the Ginza subway station, Asakusa-bound.
  2. Several times that crowd was seen to rise hesitatingly as a succession of young men wearing clothes a la Renfrew arrived.
  3. Outside the inn, the taxi which had brought the old man from nearby Locust Valley rattled away hesitatingly.


  • Restaurant staff gab and gobble.

    Food = joy…guilt…anger…pain…nurturing… friendship…hatred…the way you look and feel.… Food = everything you can imagine. —Susan Powter Tim Klepeis, the chef at Adams Avenue Grill, spoke hesitatingly at first. “I think the greatest reward is the food.” Then the tempo picked up.
    on December 26, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader


  1. "We started hesitatingly looking, he rang the Labour research unit, and we became more and more interested," Mr Hodgson said.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Pete Hodgson Source: Stuff.co.nz

  2. Again, that is a common mistake: Walter Bagehot wrote after one bail-out in 1866 that the Bank was guilty of lending, "hesitatingly, reluctantly, and with misgiving......[To] make large advances in this faltering way is to incur the evil of making...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Walter Bagehot Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "I rang home on Monday night to speak to my kids and they greeted me with the news that Cosima [ De Vito] had been evicted," Costello said. "They greeted this as tragic news. Cosima's been thrown out! Yeeess . . . (hesitatingly). Cosima....
    on Nov 15, 2003 By: Peter Costello Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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