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tentative
used in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

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said it tentatively
Definition
done in a careful or unsure way (indicating a lack of confidence in exactly what will happen)
  • But I revisit my conversation with Haymitch and try to take the first tentative step in Peeta's direction.
    Chapter 19 (46% in)
tentative = done in a careful way indicating a lack of confidence
There are no more uses of "tentative" flagged with this meaning in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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  • I rise and reach for a towel to smother it, when there's a tentative knock and the bathroom door opens, revealing three familiar faces.
    Chapter 26 (41% in)
  • She scoots along the bench to Octavia and touches her skin with a tentative finger.
    Chapter 5 (31% in)
  • Delly crosses the room tentatively, but as she nears him she naturally breaks into a smile.
    Chapter 13 (82% in)
  • She lifts the bundle to her nose and takes a tentative sniff.
    Chapter 18 (58% in)

There are no more uses of "tentative" in Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay).

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