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tentative
used in The Great Gatsby

2 uses
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Definition
done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
  • 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.
    p. 121.7
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.
    p. 54.8
tentatively = in a hesitant, unsure manner
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