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See Spanish definition of provisional
1(plan/arrangement) provisional(plan/arrangement) provisorio South America(plan/arrangement) de prueba(offer) tentativo(gesture) vacilante(gesture) de indecisiónmay I make a tentative suggestion? — ¿podría, si me permiten, hacer una sugerencia?
- Alice was a touch tentative about what she said to Seth that night.
- Some athletes return from injuries a little tentative.
- It's an ideal place to make those tentative first dives in the ocean.
- There was nothing tentative about Bill's technique.
- Just then, there was the sound of three tentative knocks, and the man clad in the wolf costume turned around.
- It would destroy any tentative revival of confidence and spending.
- Through their daughters they made the first tentative steps towards friendship.
- So when I strapped on a pair of skis two years ago, it was a rather tentative individual who stepped on the snow.
- If you're taking tentative steps up the professional ladder, consider all the options.
- With the help of hospital physio teams, Dawn has taken her first tentative steps on false legs this month.
- Three tiger cubs born in Scotland will this week take their first tentative steps into the great outdoors.
- Without the weight of the anklets she felt as though she were floating - each step was like a tentative attempt at takeoff.
- Some local authorities, including Liverpool, have already taken tentative steps towards a ban on smoking.
- It's a whole combination of things, that's what I was trying to say, the ability to draw is just the first tentative step.
- It was just about 12 years ago that I sat on my living room floor, watching Natalie take her first tentative steps.
- Bebbens cleared his throat and took a tentative step forward.
- I slowed down to a tentative walk as I stepped onto Myra's walkway.
- The first tentative steps towards allowing women to become bishops was taken by the Church of England's parliament yesterday.
- Both sides began in the tentative fashion that was to be expected in a winner-takes-all contest.
- What began as a tentative dance has become a passionate embrace.
- It was a kind of empire built on very provisional and tentative things that might happen.
- The inspector steered him towards the Ministry of Agriculture and the plan got a tentative tick - with provisos.
- There is enough data for us to draw more than tentative conclusions as to their future performance.
- Now, I may finally keep track of my journey with solid dates, instead of tentative time periods.
- While such research is illuminating, its conclusions are always tentative and probabilistic.
- Based on this, my tentative conclusion is that the ‘moral values’ vote is a red herring.
- If these approvals are established, the tentative starting date would be September 2005.
- Given the small size of the population I have considered, my own conclusions are necessarily tentative.
- Organizers expect the park to be skate ready for a tentative kick-off date of September 30 this year.
- My tentative conclusion: The Administration should lead, without focusing too much on the polls.
- Court officials said the new dates are tentative and may still change depending on how the motion to consolidate the charges is resolved.
- But the official also stressed that the report was based on tentative conclusions and said the analysis is not yet final.
- Field notes and memos that explored tentative meanings from the data enhanced conclusion drawing.
- Mape members begin voting on a tentative contract agreement this week, with results expected November 20.
- Our findings provide preliminary and highly tentative impressions.
- Meanwhile, NASA presented a tentative exploration strategy paper at the international workshop.
- The two organisations are already exploring tentative plans to meet and discuss a joint approach to developing a national stadium.
- But sometimes, it would just be a little tentative exploration of the idea that some of the official stories of world events might not be the full truth.
- To arrive at some tentative answers to these questions we might first consider some winners and losers.
- At this stage, however, ideas about what causes the link between early mental ability and risk for dementia are only tentative.
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