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used in 1984 by Orwell

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done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
  • He drank another mouthful of gin, picked up the white knight and made a tentative move.
    p. 295.4
tentative = in an unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence)
  • 'You must have seen great changes since you were a young man,' said Winston tentatively.
    p. 89.0
tentatively = in a hesitant, unsure manner
There are no more uses of "tentative" in 1984 by Orwell.

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