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tentative
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tentative
Used in
The Great Gatsby
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  • Then, very gradually, part by part, a pale, dangling individual stepped out of the wreck, pawing tentatively at the ground with a large uncertain dancing shoe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby's car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively, and we shot off into the oppressive heat, leaving them out of sight behind.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a tentative plan
as in: said it tentatively
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