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hesitation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhesitationhes‧i‧ta‧tion /ˌhezɪˈteɪʃən/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 NOT DO somethingwhen someone hesitates 🔊 After some hesitation one of them began to speak.without hesitation 🔊 He agreed without hesitation.have no hesitation in doing something 🔊 I would have no hesitation in recommending Philip for the position.a slight/brief/momentary etc hesitation 🔊 There was a slight hesitation in Jamie’s voice.
Examples from the Corpus
hesitationIt was a hesitation that would ultimately cost Sculley his job.Despite my general silence and hesitation, I must have shown enough of my reaction at certain times to make her wonder.He none the less walked right in and took charge, with no apparent hesitation, reluctance, shyness or lack of confidence.But be sure that others will not be so inhibited, and too much hesitation will lose the competitive race.It indicates rather a degree of hesitation in the leadership of the party as to the correct cultural policy to be pursued.On the basis of these lists, though still with some hesitation, they decided that their views of marriage matched.a slight/brief/momentary etc hesitationHis wife sat down and, after a brief hesitation, he followed her example.He succeeded and was left with just a slight hesitation in speech.
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