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tentative
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The Fountainhead
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  • He mentioned to Francon, tentatively in passing, the subject of his daughter.
  • Months ago the commission for the giant statue of "Industry" to stand in the main lobby of the building had been awarded—tentatively—to Steven Mallory.

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  • Scarret half smiled tentatively, puzzled, anxious to join in, but not quite certain of the cause for amusement.
  • His voice was low; it had a tone of warning—as of something baring its teeth, tentatively, just for future reference.
  • Dominique, whom he had tried to save from the Banner… When they met in the building, Scarret looked at him expectantly, with an entreating, tentative half-smile, an eager pupil waiting for the teacher’s recognition of a lesson well learned and well done.

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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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