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tentative
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Angels & Demons
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  • Langdon sat tentatively on a frost-covered chair.
  • The skeleton hovered a moment, like a tentative lover, and then with a sticky crackling, it succumbed to gravity and peeled away.

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  • Tentatively he moved toward the pit.
  • Tentatively, a guard bent and retrieved his flashlight.
  • Langdon stepped closer, his footing tentative beneath the water.
  • Tentatively, Chartrand reached for the doorknob and turned.

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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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