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adjective as in creeping

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Place the buns onto parchment paper on a baking tray, leaving about a fourth inch between each one.

The company does fill cracks wider than a ¼ inch with liquid crack filler, but for narrower cracks, it just coats the surface with sealer, which seals out water but doesn’t make them disappear.

In a recent example, a team of scientists led by Samsung’s Won-Jae Joo and Stanford’s Mark Brongersma published a paper in Science describing a new meta-OLED display that can pack in 10,000 pixels per inch with room to scale.

From here, slide your right hand forward around 12 inches, then your left hand.

Oftentimes when these experiences happen in our lives, we are analyzing every single inch of a problem and we don’t have a long-term perspective, because we lose that in the emotional state of chaos.

But it is also incredibly moving and instructive to watch the inching towards social justice.

Another clue that the royal relationship might be inching forwards.

Surprisingly, the official tells us, Utah is inching toward accepting the money, as is Tennessee.

Only with this kind of mutual respect, mutual recognition, and mutual flexibility, will we start inching toward peace.

Knowing this, Bing has been gently, though strategically, inching its way into the inner circle.

In spite of all he could do he saw the madman inching the knife nearer and nearer his throat.

And this craft bore past there often, inching its downward way with swifters of logs, driving fast up-lake without a tow.

Inching himself along, he came to the small door which had been cut into the hold to connect with the main hatch.

Then it began inching forward with intent to attack the obstacle in its path.

At 1:18 am, the deAngelis flared to a 98.4 then started inching down again.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inching, such as: dragging, crawling, groveling, hobbling, null, and shambling.

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