- He sits up, slowly, tentatively.Chapter 18 (91% in)
- She said, in a tone tentative, anxious: "You'll have just time to wash.Chapter 7 (70% in)
- "You durn yellowbellied wop," he said, in a tentative tone, jerking his head immediately, as if his voice had made more noise, sounded louder, than he had intended.Chapter 12 (63% in)
- It is just dawn, daylight: that gray and lonely suspension filled with the peaceful and tentative waking of birds.Chapter 14 (58% in)
- Her voice is not tentative so much as rusty, as if it were being forced to try to say something outside the province of being said aloud, of being anything save felt, known.Chapter 16 (85% in)
There are no more uses of "tentative" in Light in August.
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