[ adverb ] in a tentative manner
"we agreed tentatively on a dinner date"
Used in print(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
However , as so many of the records are not certainly based on newborn snakes , these data must be taken tentatively ; final conclusions will have_to await the measurements of broods from definite localities .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Someone clapped tentatively then quickly stopped .