Hence his hesitations and vacillations, which Cavour steadily worked to overcome.
Marching always ready to fight wherever his enemy might stand or move to meet him, his mind was relieved from all the hesitations which necessarily arise in men less confident in the security of their designs.
There were also delays, hesitations and cavils at home, which were more inexplicable.
But further intrigues caused delay, and it was not until 1471 that James's hesitations were overcome.
The Confederation of the Rhine, however, was a menace to Prussia too serious to be neglected; and Frederick Williams hesitations were suddenly ended by Napoleons contemptuous violation of Prussian territory in marching three French brigades through Ansbach without leave asked.