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hesitancy

he zi tuhn see

  • n  a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something
  • n  a certain degree of unwillingness
    his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition

  • His hesitancy in making the report was due to: 1) ordinary scientific cautiousness; 2) the misinterpretation of the experimental adrenal cortex cancer treatment being tried out .
  • While it would be difficult to argue against these soldiers' bravery and strength, the story suffers from a hesitancy to critically reassess the events of the Tora Bora battle .
  • But Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, betrayed none of Petraeus' hesitancy when he spoke of the stakes in Iraq.
News & Articles

  • Massachusetts’ Unspecial Senate Election
    Democrat Ed Markey’s victory over Republican Gabriel Gomez in this week’s special election in Massachusetts may well have been inevitable, considering the state’s strong Democratic bent, the decision by national Democratic strategists to do anything and everything that they needed to do to keep the seat, and the hesitancy shown by national Republican and conservative groups to support Gomez’s ...
    June 28, 2013 - The Rothenberg Political Report
  • Mal-Employment High Among College Grads
    Anika Michel is spending her first summer as a college graduate interning, not working. Come September, the Binghamton University grad will be gainfully employed in Spain, teaching English to high school students outside of Madrid. "There was definitely a hesitancy in the amount of job opportunities that would be available to me," said Michel. A recent study by Northeastern University says 36 ...
    June 27, 2013 - FOX 40 Binghamton
Quotes

  • Gerald Ford in ABC News
    I looked upon him as my personal friend. And I had no hesitancy about granting the pardon because I felt that we had this relationship and I didn't want to see my real friend have the stigma,Ford, who died on Tuesday at age 93, told...
  • Arlen Specter in TIME
    If he was up for any other circuit, there would be no hesitancy,said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. "This man ought to be judged on the basis of his own record and his own qualifications."
  • Gwen Ifill in Washington Post
    I don't see any hesitancy about addressing it,Ifill says. "But I do think we are all searching for the language."

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