- hesitation waltz,
Origin of hesitant
Examples from the Web for hesitantly
According to police, she “hesitantly” complied with orders and told police that she had done nothing wrong.Anna Benson, Former ‘Baseball Wife,’ Reportedly Snaps. What Happened?|Christine Pelisek|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“There were times when I was writing the book when I did get angry at the president,” she says hesitantly.JFK’s Intern-Mistress Mimi Alford Confesses, ‘I Did Love Him’|Leslie Bennetts|February 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“I am happy to write more articles like that,” he said hesitantly.
"Why, it's—it's a sickish, acid sort of odour," said Colton hesitantly.The Flying Death|Samuel Hopkins Adams
At the threshold of the room where I had left Weighborne I hesitantly knocked.The Portal of Dreams|Charles Neville Buck
"It would be better—because of the invitation," he said slowly, hesitantly, with the air of one who does not wish to importune.The Palace of Darkened Windows|Mary Hastings Bradley
"You tell me you are Lee," she began slowly, hesitantly, as though the words were literally forced from her against her will.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
They walked more warily when they had, traveling slowly and hesitantly, gone more than a hundred feet from their plane.Lords of the Stratosphere|Arthur J. Burks
1640s, probably a back-formation from hesitancy, or else from Latin haesitantem. Related: Hesitantly.