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tentative
used in The Great Gatsby

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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.
    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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