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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Hesitate
 
  Hesitating like stag at bay.
            —John Clare
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  Hesitating, fluttering, like the bird with young wing, weak and dubious.
            —George Eliot
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  Hesitating like a bather about to make his plunge.
            —Thomas Hardy
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  Hesitate, like the submissive voice of an inferior.
            —Sir Walter Scott
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