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tentative
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
  • "Perhaps somebody in the house is in love," she said tentatively.
    3 — The Rally (64% in)
  • That he was a desultory tentative student of something and everything might only have been predicted of him.
    1 — The Maiden (14% in)
  • There was a momentary pause; it was broken, first, in one little tentative note; then a second voice strengthened it, and a third and a fourth chimed in unison, with words they had learnt at the Sunday-school— Here we suffer grief and pain, Here we meet to part again; In Heaven we part no more.
    6 — The Convert (87% in)

There are no more uses of "tentative" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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