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he zuh tay shuhn

  • n  indecision in speech or action
  • n  a certain degree of unwillingness
    after some hesitation he agreed
  • n  the act of pausing uncertainly
    there was a hesitation in his speech

  • Dietz asked, "Why did you not think it wrong?" Andrea answered without hesitation.
  • For couples considering in vitro fertilization (IVF), the high cost of repeated attempts and the chance of having multiple babies are often cause for hesitation.
  • Play the national security card without hesitation.
News & Articles

  • Runners get down and dirty at Carroll Mud Run
    More than 500 take part in inaugural 5K event Some approached the pool of brown water gingerly, jumping in with caution. The more adventurous ran toward it with purpose, leaping in with no hesitation. After all, it was the inaugural Carroll 5K Mud Run. The dirty, muddy water was supposed to be the highlight of the day.        
    June 10, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
  • Police ID gunman in deadly Santa Monica rampage
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. — What she remembered most about the man who fired at her were his eyes. Hard, cold and intense. There was "no hesitation, no flick of a muscle, nothing. Just absolutely staring and going onto the next step," recalled Debra Fine about the gunman behind the shooting rampage that killed five people here. "I just simply got in his way. And he needed to kill me. That was it ...
    June 9, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Album Comes September 3
    The new Nine Inch Nails album titled Hesitation Marks will go on sale on September 3. Trent Raznor made a surprise announcement a couple weeks ago on Tumblr that had the internet buzzing with...        
    June 7, 2013 - I4U

  • Marouane Chamakh in BBC Sport
    Without any hesitation, Arsenal was my preferred club,said Chamakh, who hit 79 goals in eight years at Bordeaux. "We have many great players at Arsenal and I will be giving everything to help the team win trophies next season."
  • Rowan Williams in Times of the Internet
    In a world as complicated as ours has become, it would be a very rash person who would feel able to say without hesitation, this was absolutely the right or the wrong thing to do, the right or the wrong place to be,Williams said.
  • Steve Harmison in Times Online
    It simply isn't true,Harmison said. "I can say without a moment's hesitation that both Fred [Andrew Flintoff] and I supported Kevin as our captain and our leader, Strauss has already made his backing for Kevin quite clear and any...

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