Usage examples for tentative

  1. He had never found the paper lost out of the closet in his own room, though he had never given up a tentative search for it. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. He had been always tentative and diffident, deferential even so far as her own opinions were concerned. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. Part C consists of a few tentative rules advanced with the notion of fixing classification practice within the office in certain doubtful cases. – The Classification of Patents by United States Patent Office