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adjective as in searching

adjective as in trial

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The following bits of journalism are more exploratory than hard-hitting.

Campa-Najjar, who had formed an exploratory committee, announced earlier this week that he believed the district should be represented by a woman of color after also releasing polling showing he was the leading Democrat in the race.

This is more of an exploratory technique, so test yourself and try finding what feels good to you.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer took the next stop in his long, drawn-out flirtation with a run for governor of California by announcing Monday that he’s formed an exploratory committee for a bid.

Essentially, they think an ancestral archaeon began reaching into the world around it and associating with bacteria through these exploratory blebs of membrane.

Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee.

Rand Paul announced he would form an exploratory committee for a Senate campaign at just the right time, in May 2009.

Gorgeous gave them an opportunity to take on a serious subject in a fun, exploratory way, McGill says.

It is not an efficient way to write, but I love that exploratory phase, when even bad writing somehow seems promising.

In February, he formed an exploratory committee for his congressional bid.

From this exploratory trip, the boats returned to their newly named harbour of Brest, on the 13th.

It is the last book to which he should return at the close of his exploratory voyages.

In the latter case paring becomes necessary as an exploratory means to diagnosis.

The thinking of things out carefully over a second and third cup of coffee, cautious self exploratory reasoning.

This was our seventh exploratory trip after our sixth landing since entering the field of the sun Ponthis.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to exploratory, such as: preparatory, prior, basic, first, fundamental, and opening.

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