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hesitation

[‚hez·ə′tā·shən]
(computer science)
A brief automatic suspension of the operations of a main program in order to perform all or part of another operation, such as rapid transmission of data to or from a peripheral unit.
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If there is anything I can do," began Tom, "don't hesitate to "
I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.
I did not hesitate to let it be known of me, that the white man who expected to succeed in whipping, must also succeed in killing me.
Indisposed to hesitate, and full of impatient impulses--soul and senses quivering with keen throes--I put it back and looked in.
I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself.
She seemed to hesitate a second before she added, "One of th' gardens is locked up.
A man well used to working in the dark; a man with endless resources of audacity and cunning; a man who would hesitate at no mean employment that could be offered to him, if it was employment that filled his pockets -- was this the instrument for which, in its present need, her hand was waiting?
Micawber, 'I make no stranger of you, and therefore do not hesitate to say that Mr.
That, Compeyson stood in mortal fear of him, neither of the two could know much better than I; and that, any such man as that man had been described to be, would hesitate to release himself for good from a dreaded enemy by the safe means of becoming an informer, was scarcely to be imagined.
It is my comfort, that errors of this kind will escape the general class of readers, and that I may share in the ill-deserved applause of those architects, who, in their modern Gothic, do not hesitate to introduce, without rule or method, ornaments proper to different styles and to different periods of the art.
If they hesitate to strip us naked, or to cut our throats if we offer them the smallest resistance, they will show us more mercy than we ever showed them.
After he had taken the button-hole out of his coat, he seemed to hesitate.