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tentative
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tentative
Used in
Catch-22
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  • The chaplain rose tentatively and took a few steps away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He grew awkwardly into a tall, strange, dreamy boy with fragile eyes and a very delicate mouth whose tentative, groping smile collapsed instantly into hurt disorder at every fresh rebuff.  (not reviewed by editor)

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