Origin of exploratory
Examples from the Web for exploratory
Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.Can Huckabee Convert the GOP’s Moneymen?
January 4, 2015
Rand Paul announced he would form an exploratory committee for a Senate campaign at just the right time, in May 2009.Rand Paul’s Daddy Issues
July 28, 2014
Gorgeous gave them an opportunity to take on a serious subject in a fun, exploratory way, McGill says.Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In San Francisco
June 20, 2014
It is not an efficient way to write, but I love that exploratory phase, when even bad writing somehow seems promising.Scott Turow: How I Write
October 23, 2013
In February, he formed an exploratory committee for his congressional bid.Sean Eldridge, Husband of Facebook Mogul Chris Hughes, Running For Congress
September 23, 2013
Something was suggested about what he called an "exploratory puncture."The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Let us accompany Mr. Dick in one of his exploratory rambles.The Cruise of the Betsey
The new response is exploratory and tentative, while habit is fixed and definite.
Listening to a sudden noise is one of the first exploratory reactions.
On these exploratory thoughts intent, I took my homeward way.
Word Origin and History for exploratory
mid-15c., from Latin exploratorius "belonging to scouts," from explorator "scout," from explorare (see explore). Alternative explorative is from 1738.