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Word: tentative

Definition: not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply


Sentences Containing 'tentative'

"Lady Chatterley's Lover" focuses on the incoherence of living a life that is "all mind", which Lawrence saw as particularly true among the young members of the aristocratic classes, as in his description of Constance's and her sister Hilda's "tentative love-affairs" in their youth: The contrast between mind and body can be seen in the dissatisfaction each has with their previous relationships: Constance's lack of intimacy with her husband who is "all mind" and Mellors's choice to live apart from his wife because of her "brutish" sexual nature.
A few nights later Gopal sees her on her porch nursing a drink, and after a tentative conversation, asks her to have Thanksgiving dinner with him at home the next day.
A tentative list of the Qumran bronze coins along with Roland de Vaux's field diary from the excavations was published in 1994 in French, in German in 1996 and in English in 2003.
A tentative pedigree of the Coal Horse, who supposedly earned his name by pulling a coal wagon in Dublin, Ireland, at some time in his life, has been pieced together from oral tradition.
According to the "Chinese Communists' opinions of the recruitment of university Work Committee (tentative)", the university Internet commentators are mainly selected from cadres or student cadres at Communist Party Publicity Department of universities, Youth League, Office of Academic Affairs, Network Center, Admissions Employment Department, Political Theory Department, Teaching Department and other units.
Additionally the terracotta kneeling boy found in a well in the Agora and dated by its black-figure pottery sherd stratum to circa 550 shares the flat almond eyes, absence of the trapezium and pointed arch of the lower thorax that characterizes the late Tenea-Volomandra, furnishing us with a tentative lower boundary for the style.
As of 2011, a tentative agreement will make Toronto police the country’s highest-paid officers by increasing wages over 11 per cent over the next four years.
Brons had a "tentative agreement" to return to work at Harrogate College in September 2009.
But with musicians of the caliber and experience of bassist Kai Eckhardt, drummer Alan Hertz, and Fareed Haque on guitars, there is nothing tentative about this recording.
Exactly when he wrote the "Missa prolationum" is not known, and there is no evidence to allow its dating other than what can be inferred from its internal characteristics, or from a comparison with other works of Ockeghem which already have tentative dates (Ockeghem's output is notoriously resistant to precise dating, even for a composer of the Renaissance; not only did he have an unusually long career, possibly spanning sixty active years as a composer, but there are few records tying specific pieces to events).
Finally, Gorlach makes a tentative argument in favour of a smaller 'core' Legendary compiled for a Benedictine house of either monks or nuns and acquiring layers of influence as it spread first to other religious houses and from there to a lay audience.
Further efforts to raise funds for armaments from the German consulate at Hankow resulted in a further tentative agreement.
He started on a legal career, which would always be somewhat tentative; and began to consider conversion to Roman Catholicism.
His non-fiction book, "The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul: What Gnarly Computation Taught Me About Ultimate Reality, the Meaning Of Life, and How To Be Happy" summarizes the various philosophies he's believed over the years and ends with the tentative conclusion that we might profitably view the world as made of computations, with the final remark, "perhaps this universe is perfect." Works.
However, the analysis was regarded as "tentative", with 16 out of 33 chararacters which were used in constructing the tree being unknown.
However, the latter subspecies was not included in the genus wide phylogenetic reconstruction using DNA sequences, and the lumping of the species should be considered tentative.
In 1945 he published and distributed a mimeographed "Tentative Guide for the Administration and Interpretation of the Bender-Gestalt Test" which had, in the previous three years, been widely adopted and utilized in the U.S. military.
In electronic design automation, a floorplan of an integrated circuit is a schematic representation of tentative placement of its major functional blocks.
In the letter, Rose announced a tentative release date of March 6, 2007 for the album; however, the album was once again delayed.
It is too poorly attested to be included even in such tentative classifications of Foley or Ross (2005).
MLB gave tentative approval for the sale to Selig's group, but the state of Washington got a temporary injunction to stop the sale.
Ned Raggett off Allmusic noted that "the sound is certainly among the roughest and sparest of any LPD release, and in many ways is a tentative effort that is more a product of its time than anything else."
On May 15, 2004, the site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in the Cultural category.
Other than an early scoreless powerplay dominated by the Bears, the first period was even and tentative, with the score 0-0 at the first intermission.
Pieces of architecture include the Trei Ierarhi Monastery, part of the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, or the neo-Gothic Palace of Culture, built on the old ruins of the mediaeval Princely Court of Moldavia.
Research has found a tentative benefit in using minocycline to treat schizophrenia.
Rose also announced a tentative release date for "Chinese Democracy" of March 6, 2007, and remarked that it was the first time the band had publicly named a release date for the album.
She also landed a deal with Fox for a sitcom pilot with the tentative title "Big Loud Lisa", which was considered a candidate for the network's 2006–07 television season.
Simon Cowell finished with "You started off a little bit tentative and then you got yourself together.
So logistic regression uses the maximum likelihood procedure to estimate the coefficients that maximize the likelihood of the regression coefficients given the predictors and criterion.The maximum likelihood solution is an iterative process that begins with a tentative solution, revises it slightly to see if it can be improved, and repeats this process until improvement is minute, at which point the model is said to have converged.[6.
Such acceptance was later accelerated by observation of minute colour traces by microscopic and other means, enabling less tentative reconstructions than Hittorff and his contemporaries had been able to produce.
The block of granite was high, and the bronze tablet was also being cast. The "Washington Post" reported that the tablet included the Rough Riders insignia at the top, and that the plaque's tentative language read: "In memory of the deceased members of the First United States Volunteer Cavalry, Spanish-American War.
The committee came up with tentative ideas about a world organization, reviving some aspects of the League of Nations design.
The critique regarded Jackson to "freely pursues her sexual and love fantasies", noting "If she ever seemed tentative in her erotic explorations in the past, she's completely self-assured here.
The dates of this period are tentative, roughly late seventh-early sixth century, which Richter infers from the duration of development necessary for the previous generations from the more securely dated Tenea-Volomandra group.
The forest park together with the historical park are on the tentative list of future world heritage sites since 2004.
The list that follows gives a consensus verdict (at least a tentative one) on the authorship of the plays in Fletcher's canon, with likeliest dates of authorship, dates of first publication, and dates of licensing by the Master of the Revels, where available.
The opening half of the first period featured tentative play by both teams but with Pittsburgh outperforming Detroit offensively in the frame.
The site was placed on the Tentative List for consideration as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.
There were even tentative plans to implement a multiplayer mode, using the already existing mic/ear sockets to exchange data.
There were tentative plans to release the album in the United States in January 1999 but these plans were cancelled.
They announced on December 20 that they would go to Orlando, Florida to record a full-length debut album over a period of two months with a tentative release date of the first quarter of 2011.
Versions of these tentative plans have been in existence since the early 1970s, and land for this proposed airport was expropriated by governmental authorities in 1972.
We improve them gradually, because our ideals are vague and tentative, and our knowledge is very limited; because Nature, too, is shy and slow in our clumsy hands.
While still uncertain of exactly how and when the new material would be released, at the time he projected a tentative Spring 2011 release date.
While the subject was "explicit in its reference to latinist classicism" writes Cottington, "and implicit in its rejection of the avant-gardist challenge of the futurists to avoid the pictorial representation of the nude as inescapably "passé"", he continues, "the presence of emblems of industrialization, not juxtaposed but integrated with the rhythms of the landscape, marked a definite, if tentative, departure from the concerns he had shared with Le Fauconnier."
With former champions Kenenisa Bekele and Zersenay Tadese not competing at the 2010 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Tanui was suggested as a tentative favourite for the competition.

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