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  • In the Bon Ton Store she found Guy Pollock tentatively buying a modest gray scarf.
  • He had asked Harry Haydock to be tentative president.

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  • She trundled the go-cart down the back steps and tentatively wheeled it across the yard, proud of her repairs.

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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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