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  • n. Plural form of tentative.


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  • The "tentatives," as they are called, will be the subject of about 40 meetings around the state. - Local News

  • We know from experience that we can know a great deal about the material properties of things, and so we have lost the sense that, when the movements of the stars were first noted and the abstractions of geometry were first pondered, only intuition could have suggested that knowledge wonderful in kind and scale would be opened by tentatives like these.

    Marilynne Robinson: Religion, Science and the Ultimate Nature of Reality

  • By the weekend I had over 100 confirmed, and many tentatives for an event on a day of the week that is for most their day of rest.

    Joel Epstein: Angelenos for Public Transportation

  • Le Lidec semble étonnamment présent quand les présidents se font tuer, ou vivent des tentatives d'assassinat, surtout dans les pays où la France est potentiellement fortement impliquée.

    French Ambassador Expelled from Madagascar Because he has Bad Luck?

  • Marcel Trudel, Histoire de la Nouvelle-France: Les Vaines tentatives (1524–1563) (Montreal and Paris, 1963); Le Comptoir, 1604–1627 (Montreal, Paris, and Ottawa, 1996); La Seigneurie des Cent Associés, 1627–1663:1.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Merci à Remy pour l'organisation de l'événement, de Nicolas Ritoux pour accueillir ce thème du mois, et à toutes les personnes parlant français partout dans le monde pour leur patience avec mes pauvres tentatives de communiquer en français.

    Vendredi du Vin #15: champagne (mais pas de Champagne)

  • After two or three tentatives at attaching the hoop to the wall, we were about to abandon our plans.

    Words in a French Life

  • After some tentatives I have find a good position where to place AdSense, below the title's post, before this line's code check expand widget in your blogger template:

    Place Google AdSense below post's title on Blogger

  • He is a great talker, this man, and a fairly respectable gesticulator, and to him it is we make our first ineffectual tentatives at explaining who indeed we are; but his flow of talk washes that all away again.

    A Modern Utopia

  • They form a valuable reserve control of the genetic tentatives that are being made upon their more or less captive brethren.

    The Shape of Things to Come


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