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tentative -- as in: a tentative plan
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as in: a tentative plan Define
with an expectation that there may be changes
  • My plans are still tentative.
  • I have a tentative plan, but don’t want to make any promises until I discuss it with some friends.
  • This time it was a tentative pull, not solid nor heavy,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • It was April and everything alive was tentative.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved

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  • We will go tentatively to Montreux.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • the race-meeting undoubtedly complicated the plans we had made tentatively beforehand.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • A plan forms in my head, tentative, outlandish, and mad enough that it just might work.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The tentative period was over; all our arrangements had been perfected.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Arrow of Gold
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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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