Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREPT

A new respect for him, also a new pity that was generous and not contemptuous, crept into his heart.

Hester crept gently towards it, and Amy after her, not attempting to stop her.

Into these last words there crept the pathos of one who knew.

And into his thoughts now crept a doubt, one that alarmed his sense of justice.

We crept along the cañon rim and saw our man at the bottom of it.

Now Silvio crept forth, for he had the priest in great respect now that he was so close to him.

I was astonished to see a light in the stable as I crept by it; and looking into one of the windows.

Allis crept to her father like a fearsome child avoiding goblins.

After he got to the middle of the boat he crept slower than ever, and it did seem like years to me.

A certain ease had crept into their relations: a guard had been lowered.

WORD ORIGIN

past tense and past participle of creep (v.).