[ US /ˈtɛntətɪvɫi, ˈtɛntəvɫi/ ]
[ UK /tˈɛntətˌɪvli/ ]
  1. in a tentative manner
    we agreed tentatively on a dinner date
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How To Use tentatively In A Sentence

  • Reaching out tentatively towards me, he fingered the pair of rings I always wore on a chain around my neck.
  • What the something might be, the sound soon explained; he was applying keys tentatively to a cupboard, a closet, and a scrutoire, in the hidden part of the room. Note Book of an English Opium-Eater
  • We laid out a third trench 3 m east of the second trench in order to further investigate the large central room of the northern series as well as to uncover its southern wall and part of the large central courtyard (tentatively identified as the palaestra of the complex). Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Near the Theater Report 7
  • I heard a beautiful yet patternless noise that my mind tentatively identified as laughter.
  • My position, then, again tentatively, would be opposite that of Rolf Notes on 'Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites'
  • She called his name tentatively, then repeated it more loudly. Gage Butler's Reckoning
  • She tentatively pulled her hands; the ropes were tight.
  • But now, as Kurt and I moved tentatively toward where Pam had buttonholed him, Murdoch seemed not only unaccompanied but alone.
  • In tandem with a reform of the modern Mass, already tentatively under way, the foundations could be laid for a return to dignified worship and reassertion of doctrine.
  • This paper at tentatively studies the theory of traveling bubble cavitation noise emitted from high-speed underwater self-navigator of Schiebe body.
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