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tentative
used in The Giver

4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
said it tentatively
Definition done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
  • Tentatively he began to ride in daylight.
    171.5
tentatively = done in a careful way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
There are no more uses of "tentative" flagged with this meaning in The Giver.

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exact meaning not specified
  • Jonas asked tentatively after the evening meal.
    126.9
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "Sir," Jonas said tentatively, "I would be very interested to hear the story of your life, and to listen to your memories.
    77.3
  • Tentatively he opened his eyes — not his snow–hill– sled eyes, for they had been open throughout the strange ride.
    82.5

There are no more uses of "tentative" in The Giver.

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