How to use Hesitated in a sentence
The man hesitated before obeying.
She hesitated a moment.
She looked troubled, and hesitated a moment before answering.
Alex hesitated and looked at Carmen.
Jim hesitated, eyeing the beasts fearfully.Advertisement
For another moment she hesitated, and then joined Alex.
For a moment she hesitated, and then accelerated.
She hesitated for an instant whether to speak or not.
When she still hesitated his expression became exasperated.
Howard hesitated and shot a questioning glance at Connie, who shrugged and turned away.Advertisement
He hesitated before answering.
Darian hesitated, and fury filled Dusty.
Only when a man was killed or wounded did he frown and turn away from the sight, shouting angrily at the men who, as is always the case, hesitated about lifting the injured or dead.
She hesitated and then joined him.
Connie hesitated, and then spoke excitedly.Advertisement
They followed his parents into the house and Adrienne hesitated at the dining room door.
She hesitated and gnawed on her lower lip.
He hesitated, caution in his voice.
Jonny hesitated then looked up finally.
She hesitated then asked, "Can you call someone to come get me?"Advertisement
She hesitated, too comfortable with him for her own good.
He hesitated before hugging her.
She hesitated as his troubled gaze ran over her face.
Her heart hesitated a moment, contracting for a race.
She hesitated, sensing that entering his domain would somehow seal her to a fate she didn't yet understand.Advertisement
She hesitated then exited the car and shivered in the late night breeze.
Rainy hesitated before throwing open the door he guarded.
She hesitated then answered.
Sofia hesitated before standing.
She hesitated before moving forward again.Advertisement
Opening her eyes, she hesitated and moved away from the car in the direction of the source of the memories.
The man beside her hesitated and then obeyed.
He hesitated, watching as Lori's car head back down the drive.
She started forward, then hesitated a moment, evidently debating within herself whether she would go or not.
Though he hesitated, and perhaps failed to express himself distinctly, he always had a presentable thought behind.Advertisement
Carmen hesitated, catching Alex's eye.
She hesitated, drawing a deep breath before continuing.
He hesitated a moment.
Quint hesitated a moment, watching Lisa with an uncertain expression.
For a moment she hesitated, remembering their last discussion.Advertisement
She hesitated, her expression pensive.
She mounted the ATV behind him and hesitated before putting her arms around his waist.
He hesitated, studying her face with a puzzled expression.
She hesitated, wanting to find a way home, but not wanting to ask any more favors of him.
He hesitated, looking down at his feet as he spoke.Advertisement
Lisa hesitated, not wanting to alarm her friend with the details.
Lisa hesitated, afraid of blundering further, but why did he need a sitter when his mother lived in the house?
Lisa hesitated, not wanting to pry and not sure if the conversation was supposed to end there.
She hesitated, gazing down the hallway, and her expression grew solemn.
She hesitated, glancing at Lisa.Advertisement
She hesitated, staring up at his face.
For a moment she hesitated.
But she had hesitated long enough to lend him encouragement.
She hesitated, intimidated by his obvious displeasure.
She hesitated, but saw I still held the knife by my side.
When he hesitated, I added, "I've come a long way."
Betsy hesitated, but complied when Grasso feigned a slice with his weapon.
He hesitated, then shook his head.
She hesitated before taking his hand.
Dusty hesitated and then snatched his dinner before he did something they'd both regret.
He hesitated then wrapped his arms around her, resting his cheek against her head.
She hesitated then reached for him, her cool touch soothing the fury in his blood.
She hesitated then texted him.
He hesitated, and her senses tingled in warning.
She hesitated at the head of the stairs, tormented by the knowledge her father was incapable of mercy towards his daughter, let alone a stranger.
Jule hesitated only a moment longer before he cupped her face in his hands and kissed her.
She raised her eyebrows at him, and he hesitated.
She hesitated while her silver eyes swirled with hypnotic slowness.
She hesitated only a moment longer before bolting and disappearing up a set of stairs.
She hesitated, sensing he would be angrier with her than Jule or Dustin had been.
She hesitated before pulling on her robe and obeying.
She hesitated, torn between screaming for Dustin and staying where she was.
She hesitated then crossed the library.
She hesitated and glanced at Darkyn.
She hesitated, though, not wanting to walk into another trap of Harmony's death dealers.
He hesitated once more but took it.
Deidre hesitated then stepped into the in-between place.
Fred hesitated as he rocked up to a sitting position.
Dean hesitated, his hand on the knob.
She hesitated, as if waiting for him to say more.
She hesitated but nodded.
When he reached her bedroom, he hesitated then entered.
She hesitated then opened a portal.
Lori hesitated a moment.
Carmen hesitated a moment and then continued.
She reached out to touch his shoulder and then hesitated.
The fifth death-dealer hesitated to submit.
Sometimes I bolted suddenly, and nobody could tell my whereabouts, for I did not stand much about gracefulness, and never hesitated at a gap in a fence.
Pierre hesitated, not knowing what to do, and glanced inquiringly at his guide.
At that moment, as the Horse Guards, having passed him, disappeared in the smoke, Rostov hesitated whether to gallop after them or to go where he was sent.
Felice hesitated, but her hands no longer obeyed her, and they began to play the sonata that had drawn her down the stairs.
On Celebrity Rehab, most of the patients hesitated to move into a sober living facility because they were eager to get back to their friends and families.
He hesitated, his expression turning wary.
He hesitated and then went on.
My fiancée gave me a cold eye as I hesitated before answering.
He hesitated, visibly unsettled by what she knew were her spinning silver-blue eyes.
She hesitated then sat beside him.
Her mate hesitated then lowered his head, nudging her gently in return in a sign that he wasn't too angry with her.
Dr. Wynn hesitated then hugged her.
He hesitated then said, "No."
Harmony hesitated, and Darkyn met her gaze, sensing weakness.
She walked towards the brightest of the glowing doorways and hesitated, unable to see through it.
Surprised he'd been waiting for her call, she hesitated.
Her gaze caught on a picture of a beach house on the ocean, and she hesitated.
Deidre accepted hers but hesitated to drink it.
She straightened but hesitated.
She hesitated, growing uncomfortable in the clammy in-between place with the scary stranger.
Deidre approached but hesitated again to take his hand.
She hesitated, then covered him with a blanket and walked to the guest bathroom.
He hesitated, then took it and left.
He hesitated, at war with himself.
Rhyn watched, even more fascinated when the healer hesitated suddenly and withdrew.
Jade's glare stayed on her as he hesitated.
She hesitated, reviewing what the inmates had told her about grabbing the robed man's necklace.
She hesitated, her gaze turning to Tamer.
The woman hesitated and took a slice of bread, toying with it.
She couldn't imagine what Rhyn had done and hesitated to look.
She sensed a brick wall and hesitated, considering.
There were several portals, and she hesitated, focusing on the image of her apartment.
Shocked, Katie hesitated and then took it, the sugary taste soothing her headache as she swallowed.
She hesitated only a second more before she started running.
She hesitated, her blood burning and her confused thoughts terrified of what might happen.
Lankha hesitated but moved forward with a look over his shoulder at the village.
Katie hesitated, then strode through the main hallways, suspecting Hannah would be too star struck to notice the looks they.d certainly receive from others.
Gio hesitated before sighing.
She hesitated only a second more and leaned into him, parting her warm lips to receive his kiss.
Jade hesitated, not wanting to go near Sasha.s body.
Katie hesitated, her hand going to the tattoo at her neck.
Katie hesitated to speak her mind, her gaze taking in Sasha.s beat-up body.
Katie hesitated again, afraid to leave her sister after the demons invaded the castle.
Ne'Rin didn't have the mind for battle planning, another reason A'Ran hesitated to assume the worst about him.
The opponent of the eldest hesitated before handing her the weapon.
She hesitated, but Talal entered and reappeared several moments later with a small bowl of water.
She hesitated, then ignored the warning edge in his voice.
If she were any woman from his planet, he would never have hesitated to take her to his bed, as he should.
She hesitated, then propped her chin on his chest, gazing up at him with stormy, reddened eyes.
She hesitated, then looked at what capability the pod did have to keep her from smashing into the planet, even if she made it through the atmosphere.
She hesitated, ashamed to feel a sense of suspicion after Ne'Rin's betrayal.
She hesitated again, not sure she was ready for another trial.
Surprised, she hesitated before crossing to him.
He hesitated, but then followed her orders and scrambled up the stairs.
Edith hesitated, as if embarrassed but then sat next to Cynthia Dean, adjusting the dress behind her.
She moved like a somnambulist, so trance-like Dean hesitated to speak for fear of startling her.
The Black God hesitated one more time before striding forward.
Darian hesitated one moment longer before he located a small group of Others near Jonny's lair.
She hesitated then took it, trying not to act too eager to read its secrets.
She hesitated a moment before dumping it on Brutus.
She hesitated, unsure of his intent.
Jessi hesitated, orienting herself.
Ashley took one look at him, hesitated, and flung herself into Xander's arms.
At the last moment he hesitated, but Crispi succeeded in persuading him to sail from Genoa on the 5th of May 1860 with two vessels carrying a volunteer corps of 1070 strong.
The troops sent against them commanded by General Guglielmo Pepe, himself a Carbonaro, hesitated to act, and the king, finding that he could not count on the army, granted the constitution (July 13, 1820), and appointed his son Francis regent.
But the only state capable of taking the initiative was Piedmont, and the king still hesitated.
In their anxiety to remain in office Depretis and the finance minister, Magliani, never hesitated to mortgage the financial future of their country.
He was not, however, charged with direct heresy, as were Nestorius and Dioscorus, and the synod seems to have hesitated to deal stringently with the primate of Christendom.
For a long time Torquemada had tried to get the royal consent to a general expulsion; but the sovereigns hesitated, and, as the victims were the backbone of the commerce of the country, proposed a ransom of 300,000 ducats instead.
Always conservative in character, the city hesitated in adhering to the declaration of independence in 1822, and also to the declaration of the republic in 1889.
Ilyas hesitated, but his own soldiers compelled him to accept the challenge.
Musa hesitated, but was compelled to give in.
Mamun now no longer hesitated to take the title of caliph.
Church history was allowed to be represented by such men as the Abbe Darras; and many French Catholics were ready to accept without question what the Bollandist Pere de Smedt has not hesitated to call the historical errors and lies of Charles Bartelemy.
The same post brought a letter from Oxford, soliciting Swift's company in his retirement; and, to the latter's immortal honour, he hesitated not an instant in preferring the solace of his friend to the offers of St John.
Almost suffocated with misery, I hesitated, looked back briefly, then carried on.
Iggy hesitated, and Dusty's gaze sharpened.
She crawled over him and snatched it, wiping its blade on her clothes before she hesitated.
He hesitated, reluctant to return to his room, past Ryland's door from which might be expelled the naked visitor, just as he passed by.
Edith hesitated, as if pondering her answer.
The young girl hesitated but he took her hand and didn't give her time to decline.
He hesitated but remained half sitting on the edge of the bed.
He pushed the door further but hesitated entering, as if remaining outside would absolve him of responsibility from what lay beyond.
He hesitated, wondering if they had chosen a lower climbing spot, below the bridge that spanned the gorge.
She hesitated then said, "It's in my studio; I'm painting it."
She hesitated, as if wanting to elaborate and then shrugged.
She hesitated, trying to think of a good comeback.
He hesitated, and then shrugged.
He hesitated and then ground out.
She hesitated, a dark thought invading her apology.
Lana hesitated then went on with a frown.
Brady hesitated to respond, feeling as though he should concentrate on supporting her, per Tim's directions, rather than reach out to her when he needed her.
She hesitated then said, "I think you're right, but I can't find proof of it anywhere."
Elise hesitated then said, Frankly, I don't know.
Katie hesitated then continued onto the path Gabriel had told her to follow. She didn't know what the creature was. He looked like Andre, but Andre was dead-dead, which meant the creature following them was something else.
She hesitated then kissed him on the cheek and turned to go. Kris watched her, unable to shake the uncanny sense it was the last time he'd see her.
Heat surged through his body, but he hesitated.
Rhyn hesitated, unable to shake the disturbing sense that Katie's interest came from her resolve that this was the last time they'd see each other.
Katie hesitated before shuffling forward on her knees. She carefully touched the woman's leg then patted it as she followed it down to the thick roots wrapped around her ankles. Unable to see exactly how she was stuck, Katie used her cold fingers to fumble around the root and the woman's sneakers. "It's really jammed in there," she said at last.
He hesitated and then held out a hand. She took it. His warm hands were rough and large. He squeezed hers. He led her away from the courtyard and lights into the dark night. They walked hand in hand for a few moments, alone under the full moon. She'd walked with him before, but this night, it was different. She felt the shift between them.
Burgess hesitated, and agreed, but when Dean asked for a phone number to follow up, Burgess said he didn't have one.
Randy hesitated, as if not sure how candid he should be.
Carmen hesitated, her face growing warm as all eyes turned to her.
She hesitated a moment and then leaned back, looking at his face in the moonlight as she spoke.
Carmen hesitated – and then unloaded.
She got as far as opening her mouth, but when one brow lifted, she hesitated.
When he turned to her, she hesitated, waiting for any indication that he actually wanted her in his arms.
He hesitated, as if there were more.
He hesitated and spread some jam on his toast.
The boy hesitated then left the floor where he sat and joined her sitting on the bed.
The guardsman hesitated, not sensing the soul of the dead immortal despite the blood.
She hesitated, aware she never should've told Damian, let alone allowed Xander to pry the answer out of her when they'd met.
Jenn hesitated, guilty she'd indulged herself to visit a place she shouldn't instead of protecting the world she was sworn to preserve.
She hesitated then reached into her shirt and pulled free the necklace marking her House in the immortal world.
He thought he glimpsed a marble wall and hesitated, peppered by memories and magic.
He walked away, hesitated, and faced her again.
Jenn hesitated before moving past him.
Darian hesitated before making his decision and taking the stairs two at a time.
She held her breath as the guardsman on the outside hesitated, seeking out the two prisoners he couldn't see.
Even Jonny hesitated, eyes going to the pale Oracle.
Bianca turned at the newcomer's voice and hesitated, staring at the seven-foot vamp standing next to the couch.
He hesitated before vaulting to the ground, unable to explain the quickening of his heart or the sense that the woman's teal gaze - the color of the eyes of Karyan nobility - reminded him of the home he hadn't thought of in years.
She hesitated before accepting his hand.
The youth hesitated, then pointed to himself.
Rissa hesitated, fear skating through her.
He hesitated a moment longer before urging his horse forward at a quick canter.
He hesitated, then turned the page.
He hesitated, probably not liking the idea of leaving that chore to her.
She hesitated, unsure if Alex would approve.
He started to lean down and then hesitated, his gaze searching her eyes.
He opened his mouth to answer and then hesitated.
She hesitated and then shook her head, muttering to herself again.
She hesitated at the front door, scanning the porch for snakes before she stepped out into the cool evening air.
Their wanderings finally took them back to the car, and as Clara opened the door to climb in, she hesitated.
Keaton's steps faded toward the front door and then hesitated before turning back to the kitchen.
Xander hesitated then nodded.
Jessi hesitated then left her cousins, assured Ashley was relatively okay and Brandon was with her.
She hesitated then sat across from him.
Jessi hesitated once more then ascended.
She pulled Jonny's number from the fridge but hesitated, still not certain what to tell him.
Jessi hesitated a moment longer before finally saying, "Okay, but if I get fed up, I throw up the boundary."
The cousins hesitated, but Xander tossed his head towards the restaurant.
She hesitated then rolled onto her stomach for warmth and closed her eyes.
She hesitated a moment longer then texted Jonny.
For some time Tsar Alexius hesitated, because he knew that intervention could entail a war with Poland, but after consulting a National Assembly on the subject, he decided to take Little Russia under his protection, and in January 1654 a great Cossack assembly ratified the arrangement, on the understanding that a large part of the old local autonomy should be preserved.
In these circumstances Catherine hesitated to bring matters to a crisis, but her hand was forced by Frederick, and in 1772 the first partition of Poland took place without any very strenuous resistance on the part of the victim.
He had no scholarly interest in the past, and he never hesitated to transform the texts when he could give contemporary "point" to a poem; but his instinct was good, and he did much to stimulate an ignorant public to fresh enjoyment.
Webster hesitated, but after consultation with a delegation of Massachusetts Whigs decided to remain.
Up to that time he had never seen a silkworm, and hesitated to attempt so difficult a task; but at the reiterated request of his friend he consented, and in June 1865 went to the south of France for the purpose of studying the disease on the spot.
All hesitated save Angad (or own body), who knelt and uncovered the dead, but, behold, the corpse had disappeared, and a dish of sacred food was found in its place.
Sadlier hesitated about going farther, but he was unable to obtain a safe conduct to Basra, or to return by the way he had come, and was compelled reluctantly to accompany the army to Medina.
The Turkish government realized by this time the strength of the hostile combination, and in view of the serious state of affairs in Yemen, hesitated to undertake another campaign in the deserts of Nejd.
Moreover, all securities underwent such sharp depreciation that, on the one hand, the government hesitated to hand over the bonds representing the purchase-price of the railways, lest such an addition to the volume of stocks should cause further depreciation, and, on the other, the former owners of the nationalized lines found the character of their bargain greatly changed.
The Sultan placed his troops under the veteran Mustapha, and his galleys under his youthful relative Piali, he hesitated to make either supreme and ordered them to await the arrival of Dragut with his Algerian allies, before deciding on their final plans.
Leopold hesitated and finally rejected the proposals as derogatory to ' his dignity.
Spener refused to resign his post, and the Saxon government hesitated to dismiss him.
At first Erasmus hesitated.
Notwithstanding all this, the strength and reputation of the empire were so great that the Mongols hesitated to invade it, although standing at its frontiers.
Nobody hesitated to divide up the bodies of the saints in order to afford as many portions of them as possible.
There remained, however, his theory of the nature of bodies; and here he hesitated between two alternatives.
Mr Lee edited in 1902 the Oxford facsimile edition of daring always, and he never hesitated to take the gravest risks.
He hesitated whether to go, but was persuaded by a vision and the injunction to call nothing unclean which God had cleansed.
On account of the divergence of its style from that of the History of Armenia, Armenian scholars have hesitated to ascribe the Rhetoric to Moses of Khor`ni; but, from what has been said above, this is rather to be regarded as a proof of its authenticity.
Thus a struggle between the Luxemburgs and the Habsburgs appeared certain, and Louis, anxious to secure for his house a share of the spoil, hesitated for a time between these rivals.
A conference of ambassadors was held in Constantinople, and the sultan was invited to quell the revolt; but he hesitated to employ his troops against Mussulmans who were professing merely to oppose Christian aggression.
Although a Giolittian at heart, he was in favour of intervention in the World War at a time when many other politicians still hesitated and most of his party were decided neutralists.
He hesitated for a time as to which party he should join, but finally decided for that of Robespierre, with whom he had many opinions in common, especially in matters of religion.
Augustus, it would seem, long hesitated whether he should name him as his successor, and as a compromise required his uncle Tiberius to adopt him, though Tiberius had a son of his own.
As he entered the city, he hesitated whether he should not go straight to his father's house, but determined to adhere to his custom.
Lightfoot, indeed, still hesitated Fathers, rr.
John hesitated, and meanwhile his enemies began to organize their resistance.
Nicholas was saved by the very belief of the conspirators in the universal sympathy of the army with their aims. Had the mutinous troops early in the day received the order to attack, they would have carried the waverers with them; but they hesitated to fire on comrades whom they expected to see march over to their side; and when at last the emperor had steeled his heart to use force, a few rounds of grape-shot sufficed to quell the mutiny.
She hesitated at SeÃ±or Medena's desk and he glanced up at her expectantly.
Desperate as she was, she still hesitated.
She hesitated, and pain spun through her as the pressure of his knee increased.
Others despised humans, but the fact that this one hesitated to abandon the woman to her fate told Jule more than the most discreet of immortals probably intended.
Jonny, the Black God, hesitated before nodding.
The Black God hesitated and then moved away, leaving Damian with the Original Vamp.
As if finally realizing her game was called, she hesitated then said, "I'll tell you everything you want to know about Czerno."
He pushed the door further but hesitated entering, as if remaining outside would somehow absolve him of responsibility for what lay beyond.
She hesitated until recalling Jack, the shepherd mix she'd left with Mrs. Watson.
There was no way she was sleeping tonight, even if she didn't feel any threat from the phantom. She definitely didn't feel safe without Gabriel there. She hesitated before going to where the ghost indicated, not wanting to continue without Gabe. Popping a food cube, Katie huddled in the hollow of the tree and waited.
Carmen hesitated â€“ and then unloaded.
Two Guardians pushed him out of the way but hesitated, unable to lift a body she'd completely obliterated.
She hesitated then said slowly, "If you felt a fraction of what I did in the wine cellar â€¦" "Good," he said.
He hesitated before stepping toward her to see the black laced blood dripping to the earth.
The Guardian hesitated then opened the screen door, wary but cognizant that if Xander was at the door, he wasn't there to fight.
Ashley hesitated then softly told the vampire goodnight before trailing.
They never hesitated to say how proud they were of me.
Mark Twain no longer hesitated as to what he should do now.
If he had hesitated an instant at the water's edge it would have been nothing.
Instead they hesitated and allowed substitute Williams to sneak in and toe poke past a bewildered Beresford.
Although he had in 1687 openly embraced the Roman Catholic faith, he hesitated to commit himself entirely to the acts of the fierce devotees who surrounded the king, whom he advised to reverse the arbitrary acts of the last year or two, and in October 1688 he was dismissed by James with the remark "I hope you will be more faithful to your next master than you have been to me."
He had been for many years collecting materials for a history of Philip II., but he hesitated for some time to attempt a work of such magnitude, occupying himself in the meantime with the slighter labours of a memoir of John Pickering for the Massachusetts Historical Society and the revision of Ticknor's History of Spanish Literature.
At the end of his studies he hesitated for some time before deciding what career he would follow, until Michelet put an end to his indecision by inspiring him with a taste for history.
She still hesitated, glancing nervously at the machete.
Jessi hesitated as they reached their floor.
He hesitated, his gaze becoming intense.
She hesitated a moment, wanting to tell him, but thinking she would be betraying Yancey if she did so.
Removing the laundry from her room, she walked down the hall and hesitated at Cade's bedroom door.
Lana hesitated and then took them.
Lana hesitated before following.
She hesitated, recalling how bruised her shoulders already were from the harness in the helo.
Lana hesitated then sat, watching Kelli use the bread in place of utensils to eat her dinner.
Mike hesitated long enough for Brady to assess the civilian knew where she was.
She hesitated then shook her head.
Lana hesitated then looked down at herself again.
Rhyn hesitated then took it.
The commanders of the allied armies, however, hesitated to throw themselves against the forts,erected to the north of the town, and decided on the hazardous task of marching round Sevastopol and attacking it from the south.
The movement was successfully carried out, but the Allies again hesitated to attempt an immediate assault.
But if, on the one hand, he refused to introduce a new Home Rule Bill, he hesitated, on the other, to court defeat by any attempt to reform the Lords.
This was the view which Cyril of Alexandria ascribed to Nestorius, who hesitated to call Mary Ocorkos, and represented the tradition of the Antiochene school.
Leopold still hesitated and still hoped to avoid war.
Since the close of the Convention affairs at home and abroad had been tending more and more surely to the establishment of a military dictatorship. Feeling his powers equal to such an office he only hesitated about the means of attainment.
But he hesitated to violate an asylum so peculiarly sacred as the Calaurian temple.
The English government long hesitated about the official establishment of Protestantism, and the royal order to that effect was withheld until 1551.
Clovis aforetime, hesitated to put himself at the disposal of the priest.
He himself hesitated whether to sacrifice the royal authority, or else, without resources or support, to resist an assembly backed by public opinion.
Richelieu himself had hesitated to tax labor; Louis XIV.
On the 9th Thermidor (July 27th, 1 794) Barere hesitated, then he drew up the report outlawing Robespierre.
The prospect drove him insane, and he attempted suicide; he purchased poison, he placed a penknife at his heart, but hesitated to apply either measure of self-destruction.
Abu Saud's mission failed, and Mahommed Ahmed no longer hesitated to call himself al-Mandi al Montasir, "The Expected Guide."
Indeed, he was really the originator of the new movement, but hesitated to publish the results of his studies.
Darian hesitated, stomach churning at the thought of what he'd come to do.
She hesitated at Señor Medena's desk and he glanced up at her expectantly.