hesitate

01. When he asked her to marry him, she only [hesitated] a second before saying yes.
02. When someone knocked on her door late at night, she [hesitated], walked to the door, and peered through the peephole.
03. I [hesitate] to recommend him for the job because although he has a good education, he has very little work experience.
04. Please do not [hesitate] to contact me if you need any more information.
05. If you still feel sick on Friday, don't [hesitate] to call the office, and make another appointment.
06. The young boy [hesitated], and then reached out his hand to pet the large dog.
07. He is very [hesitant] when he speaks English because he hates to make mistakes.
08. Geoffrey is too [hesitant] a person to take on the responsibility of managing this office.
09. She spoke [hesitantly], and seemed to be afraid of something.
10. His [hesitancy] in everything he does keeps him from making the important decisions necessary for this job.
11. He accepted the job without [hesitation].
12. Excuse my [hesitation] when you asked me out, but I wasn't sure if I was free that evening or not.
13. Thomas Huxley once said, "Make up your mind to act decidedly, and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by [hesitation]."
14. George Sand once observed, "Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without [hesitation], how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
15. Henry Link once remarked that while one person [hesitates] because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes, and becoming superior.
16. Someone once said that successful leaders have the courage to take action where others [hesitate].
17. Jose Bergamin once noted that you can [hesitate] before deciding, but not once the decision is made.
18. An Albanian proverb states that he who [hesitates], regrets.
19. Bertolt Brecht once said that it's all right to [hesitate] if you then go ahead.
20. Patricia Schroeder once suggested that many women have more power than they recognize, and they're very [hesitant] to use it for they fear they won't be loved.
21. Marian Anderson once observed that there are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they [hesitate], waiting for the other fellow to make the first move -- and he, in turn, waits for you.
22. A Hebrew proverb suggests that three things are good in small doses, and bad in big ones: yeast, salt, and [hesitation].
23. A Chinese proverb states that the farmer hopes for rain, the walker hopes for sunshine, and the gods [hesitate].
24. A traditional proverb notes that he who [hesitates] is lost.
25. She [hesitated] for a moment before answering the question.
26. This is an excellent idea, and I would not [hesitate] to recommend this approach.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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