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  • 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.
  • The chaplain rose tentatively and took a few steps away.

  • There are no more uses of "tentative" in the book.

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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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