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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • ’You must have seen great changes since you were a young man,’ said Winston tentatively.
  • He drank another mouthful of gin, picked up the white knight and made a tentative move.

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as in: said it tentatively Define
done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
as in: a tentative plan Define
with an expectation that there may be changes
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