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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
  • "You still mad, Jean Louise?" he asked tentatively.
    p. 110.9
tentatively = in a careful or unsure way
  • Jem made a tentative swipe under the bed. I looked over the foot to see if a snake would come out.
    p. 186.3
tentative = careful (uncertain of what would happen)
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