from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Attentively; carefully.


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  • I tentively ask if I should remove Jean from the vechile Barbara says no it wont make any difference and continues to jack up the car on a slope.

    Snell-Pym » The Saga of the Flat Tyre

  • Not that I live in Denver and want to use them I just want to confirm them for my up coming web log tentively titled “Stalking ‘New’ SF Writers with Awards from Ohio.”

    September/October Appearances « Whatever

  • Everytime the same point was being madeRepukes in trouble b/c Chimp in Chief is in trouble they all get their little kerchiefs out, wipe their brows and tentively state, “Seven months is a long time away and things could change.”

    Firedoglake » How Mad Are You at Bush?

  • And he beheld, and listened the service full tentively.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • When all four of the little red shoes were in place (they looked, in fact, the most like Dorothy's ruby slippers), Oy sniffed at one of them, then looked at-tentively back at Jake.

    Wizard and Glass

  • I looked more at tentively, and found that I was not mistaken.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 03, January, 1858

  • He looks at it very 'tentively, opens the outside case, reads the maker's name, and then shuts it up again.

    Jacob Faithful

  • Two days later, she tentively identified Trulove from a lineup of pictures.

    NBC Bay Area -

  • There's a reason why the most recent standard came out in 2003 and another is in the works (tentively Fortran 2008).

    Slashdot: Apache

  • Ob. Pr, Why dost thou consider the maiden so at - tentively, friend?

    A Bold Stroke for a Wife: A Comedy


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