I started out approaching a novel the way I write stories, which is in a non-linear and exploratory way.
It is not an efficient way to write, but I love that exploratory phase, when even bad writing somehow seems promising.
But Trump had not filed papers to establish a presidential committee with the FEC, or even an exploratory committee.
Five and a half years ago, I had gone to a conference on invented languages, on an exploratory mission, fishing for a story.
Rand Paul announced he would form an exploratory committee for a Senate campaign at just the right time, in May 2009.
There was, however, another type of sweep used for exploratory work and also for sweeping in shallow water.
Something was suggested about what he called an "exploratory puncture."
Listening to a sudden noise is one of the first exploratory reactions.
Let us accompany Mr. Dick in one of his exploratory rambles.
Logic cares nothing about the exploratory process that culminates in inference, but limits itself to inference alone.