She spoke with the intention of making him see that, if his words implied a tentative allusion to her private affairs, she was prepared to meet and repudiate it.
She held firmly to Mrs. Bry’s wavering eye while she gave this explanation, but when it was over Selden saw her send a tentative glance from one to another of the women’s faces.
Mrs. Fisher continued to observe her tentatively.
Though she and her hostess had not met since the latter’s tentative discussion of her future, Lily knew that the acuteness which enabled Mrs. Fisher to lay a safe and pleasant course through a world of antagonistic forces was not infrequently exercised for the benefit of her friends.
He added tentatively, after pausing to grope for a cigarette: "Miss Bart’s an old friend of yours, I believe?
She glanced tentatively at Selden’s motionless profile, and resumed with a slight sigh: "Well, all I can say is, I wish she’d give ME some of her discarded opportunities.
She lifted her eyes tentatively to Lily’s face, and then added with a burst of courage: "Why won’t you get right into the cars and come home with me while I get baby’s supper?
There are no more uses of "tentative" in the book.