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tentative
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Crime and Punishment
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tentative
Used in
Crime and Punishment
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  • Then she began tentatively questioning him about the scene on the previous day with Luzhin, hesitating and continually glancing at Dounia, obviously to the latter's annoyance.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Confess, now, that it has been perhaps your own fault?" he added, with a tentative smile, as though still afraid of irritating him.  (not reviewed by editor)

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