Dean took a deep breath and crept a few tentative steps into the darkness.
Dean skied a few tentative yards down the slope, took a couple of turns, stopped, and assessed himself.
He couldn't go home and let Sarah and Connor see how tentative his composure was.
Cynthia Byrne answered in a tentative voice on the first ring.
The oppression of Antiochus led to a revolt of the Jews under the leadership of the Maccabees, and Judas Maccabaeus succeeded in capturing Jerusalem after severe fighting, but could not get The sites shown on the plan are tentative, and cannot be regarded as certain; see Nehemiah ii.
At present, therefore, classifications of the Hydromedusae have a more or less tentative character, and are liable to revision with increased knowledge of the life-histories of these organisms. Many groups bear at present two names, the one representing the group as defined by polyp-characters, the other as defined by medusa-characters.
Venice had already established a tentative hold on the immediate mainland as early as 1339.
4) sufficiently illustrates the tentative efforts of the rabbis in this direction.
After a number of tentative plans, he resolved in 1695 to institute what is often called a "ragged school," supported by public charity.
Archeozoic (Archean) Group.The oldest group of rocks, called the Archean, was formerly looked upon, at least in a tentative way, as the original crtist of the earth or its downward extension, much altered by the processes of metamorphism.
Tentative essays in criticism and dissertations on the art of poetry abounded.
When they, the immediate successors of Plato, rejected their master's ontology and proposed to themselves as ends mere classificatory sciences which with him had been means, they bartered their hope of philosophic certainty for the tentative and provisional results of scientific experience.
This letter was written in response to a tentative offer from the editor of The Great Round World to have the magazine published in raised type for the blind, if enough were willing to subscribe.