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Heart of Darkness
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  • Therefore he whacked the old nigger mercilessly, while a big crowd of his people watched him, thunderstruck, till some man,—I was told the chief's son,—in desperation at hearing the old chap yell, made a tentative jab with a spear at the white man—and of course it went quite easy between the shoulder-blades.  (not reviewed by editor)

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