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The action of pausing before saying or doing something
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“Our speech is not the defined sentences of novels, but the mad collection of hesitations and uncompleted thoughts which we voice.”
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Doubt or reluctance
“Skills they would no doubt put into practice without hesitation should any member of the public need their services.”
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Protest, objection, disapproving pleading, or an act thereof
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The state of being diffident, timid or shy
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A temporary stop in action or speech
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A consideration for or reasoning
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A condition or qualification attached to an agreement or statement
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A state of being uncertain or unstable
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Lack of fluency
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A starting or falling back
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A feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen
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The vice of being timid and cowardly, and thus not living up to one's full potential
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Caution about possible dangers or problems
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Habitual skepticism
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The act of something that stops
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The act of one who stammers
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A mistake, typically unintentional
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