hesitant

Part of speech: adverb

HESITATINGLY.

Part of speech: adjective

Hesitating; faltering; lingering; vacillating.

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Usage examples "hesitant":

  1. For a long while he sat hesitant. - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
  2. " But you will accept your cousin," said Brockway, quickly putting Fleetwell's name into the hesitant little pause. - "A Romance in Transit", Francis Lynde.
  3. From beneath the layers of the veil came a muffled, almost hesitant, " It is by my consent." - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.