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- Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby's car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively, and we shot off into the oppressive heat, leaving them out of sight behind.Chapter 7 (25% in)
tentatively = in a cautious unsure manner
- Then, very gradually, part by part, a pale, dangling individual stepped out of the wreck, pawing tentatively at the ground with a large uncertain dancing shoe.Chapter 3 (78% in)
tentatively = in a hesitant, unsure manner
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