The tentative location of the quarantine (which is “still to be defined”) is Casablanca.
The staff there has been idle since last March, when the insurgents angrily called off tentative talks with the Americans.
A tentative departure for 7:40 a.m. was put up—but that was clearly vaporware.
Many applicants had tentative agreements for real estate contingent upon the receipt of their license.
It was only a tentative first step, but a crucial showdown nonetheless.
It was late afternoon on the day of the disaster when a tentative plan had been formulated in the City Hall.
"Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said Danby, in a tentative tone.
Every one of these translations has been put forward as tentative only.
At length the most daring of the "patriots" emitted a tentative hiss.
There was more of tentative humility in that which I at last adopted.
1580s, from Medieval Latin tentativus "trying, testing," from Latin tentatus, past participle of tentare "to feel, try," (variant of temptare "to feel, try, test"). Related: Tentatively.