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- adv. In a hesitating manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. With hesitation or doubt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a hesitating manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with hesitation; in a hesitant manner
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In the gloom of early evening Chris spoke my name hesitatingly.
She pronounced his name hesitatingly, half appealingly.
Colin '– hesitatingly,' I did think you'd have come and looked after an old friend at the big Show in the Botanical Gardens when the Governor made his State Entry. '
"A being akin to yourself," he said in low tones, "only developed, enormously developed; a Master in your own peculiar region, and a man whose influence acting upon you at close quarters could not fail to arouse the latent mind-storms" -- he chose the word hesitatingly, as though seeking for a better he could not find on the moment, -- "always brewing in you just below the horizon."
The opposite wall took up the name hesitatingly and tossed it back.
"Knowing --" he took up the word hesitatingly -- "knowing that life would be insupportable to me if I could not be near you."
He was a very respectable man who had amassed a decent fortune from the sale of iron bedsteads; yet how could I bring myself to think that this embarrassed-looking, ill-dressed, timid little creature could, with a word hesitatingly uttered, unite me in eternal bonds?
He took a few steps, then stopped, and called hesitatingly over his shoulder, "I thought maybe I'd come an 'set a spell to-night."
"Y-e-s," hesitatingly, "but I would like mighty well to go with Carrie."
I am nephew to the Duke of Devon, and "-- hesitatingly --" possibly the next heir to the title.