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Past tense for to pause in indecision before doing something
“My Aunt Marta looked me up and down, as if seeing me for the first time, and appeared to hesitate before deciding to make her offer.”
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Past tense for to speak hesitatingly or with indecision
“Although Amy continued to hesitate with her words while speaking, she seemed to be speaking out more often.”
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Past tense for to be reluctant to do something
“Doctors often hesitate to recommend surgery for children.”
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