1 She spoke with the intention of making him see that, if his words implied a tentative allusion to her private affairs, she was prepared to meet and repudiate it.
2 She held firmly to Mrs. Bry's wavering eye while she gave this explanation, but when it was over Selden saw her send a tentative glance from one to another of the women's faces.
3 He had asked Harry Haydock to be tentative president.
4 Both Hilda and Constance had had their tentative love-affairs by the time they were eighteen.
5 She also helped him in the morning, and soon valeted him completely, even shaving him, in her soft, tentative woman's way.
6 We improve them gradually, because our ideals are vague and tentative, and our knowledge is very limited; because Nature, too, is shy and slow in our clumsy hands.
7 She glanced tentatively at Selden's motionless profile, and resumed with a slight sigh: "Well, all I can say is, I wish she'd give ME some of her discarded opportunities."
8 Mrs. Fisher continued to observe her tentatively.
9 In the Bon Ton Store she found Guy Pollock tentatively buying a modest gray scarf.
10 She trundled the go-cart down the back steps and tentatively wheeled it across the yard, proud of her repairs.
11 She threw the package into the stove, but I bit off a corner of one of the chips I held in my hand, and chewed it tentatively.
12 Then, very gradually, part by part, a pale dangling individual stepped out of the wreck, pawing tentatively at the ground with a large uncertain dancing shoe.
13 Jordan and Tom and I got into the front seat of Gatsby's car, Tom pushed the unfamiliar gears tentatively and we shot off into the oppressive heat leaving them out of sight behind.