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tentative
used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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tentative
Used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • Harry asked tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'But now?' said Ron tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Well,' said Hermione tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Harry?' said Hermione tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I saw Cho earlier,' said Hermione tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Erm… special in what way?' asked Hermione tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'But you've lasted this long —' Hermione said tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Harry and Ron exchanged looks as he reached into his bag, withdrew the planner and opened it tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • `I — er — heard she's going out with someone else now,' said Hermione tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Urn… d'you want to get a coffee?' said Cho tentatively, as the rain began to fall more heavily.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Anywhere here… really close…' 'Harry?' said Hermione tentatively, but he did not want to respond.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ignoring her, he tried to catch Fudge's eye, or Madam Bones's, wanting to ask whether he was free to go, but Fudge seemed quite determined not to notice Harry, and Madam Bones was busy with her briefcase, so he took a few tentative steps towards the exit and, when nobody called him back, broke into a very fast walk.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Kreacher doesn't know…" This is Harry, Kreacher,' said Herrmone tentatively.  (not reviewed by editor)

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