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Definition of Hesitation


  1. The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.
  2. A faltering in speech; stammering.

Hesitation Quotations

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
Blaise Pascal

Man should not consider his material possession his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.
Thomas Aquinas

Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
John Ortberg

Our system provides for a winner to take office on January 20th, and he is expected to take command of the ship of state. Failure to do so, characterized by hesitation and indecision, will harm the national interest.
Richard V. Allen

I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
Bernhard Goetz
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Hesitation Translations

hesitation in Dutch is geweifel, aarzeling, hapering
hesitation in Italian is ritardo, interruzione
hesitation in Latin is dubium
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