Origin of tentative
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Three decades later, the EEGs of distance-separated twins were studied and tentatively found to correlate.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The efforts are proceeding slowly and tentatively because the price differential of the fuel is only one factor to consider.
He tentatively suggested that the text is a pastiche compiled by a modern forger with an elementary grasp of Coptic.The ‘Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ is Still as Big a Mystery as Ever|Candida Moss|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most evangelical colleges teach evolution, albeit quietly, carefully, and often tentatively, although there are exceptions.
Brosnahan called Lopez three days later and told him he tentatively had a match.Lost and Found in Tijuana: Behind an Amazing American Rescue|Christine Pelisek|September 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tentatively he pulled at the container cover, it was as firm as if it had been welded on.Warning from the Stars|Ron Cocking
She felt as though life were tentatively loaning her something which would be taken away after a time.Jennie Gerhardt|Theodore Dreiser
"But Mademoiselle Madeleine is rather a handsome girl," he observed, tentatively.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
"There's a poem called 'A Leave-taking,'" said he, tentatively, at length.The Boss of Taroomba|E. W. Hornung
Tentatively, he pushed a slide he remembered touching before.The Worshippers|Damon Francis Knight