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adverb as in experimentally

adverb as in hesitantly


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A Superior Court has tentatively sided with the county in that case, but the judge then sought more information from both parties.

The Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership will be housed on campus, tentatively in the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, Dawuni said.

The plan tentatively agreed to by the Montgomery County Board of Education is a step toward returning children to bricks-and-mortar schools, at least part time, amid the pandemic.

Even if this fresh lockdown only lasts a month, as is tentatively planned, that will be tricky in the Berlin winter.

From Fortune

In the past eight days alone, four important swing states have tentatively extended the deadline by which mail ballots must be received.

Three decades later, the EEGs of distance-separated twins were studied and tentatively found to correlate.

Police tentatively identified the other woman but did not immediately release her name.

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.

He got a job as a cook in a local hotel, which was reportedly haunted, and began tentatively to put down roots.

We next arranged tentatively for a brick veranda with a pergola top on the southern end of the house, and then went upstairs.

Stella suggested tentatively a tiny Japanese moon bridge above the pool, but I would have none of it.

"I mean, I never had a fixed and definite idea that I proceeded to apply, as you have done," she explained tentatively.

Tentatively he pulled at the container cover, it was as firm as if it had been welded on.

Tentatively, he pushed a slide he remembered touching before.

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On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tentatively, such as: conditionally, provisionally, and temporarily.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.