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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNEAKERS

I think that is true, and I still consider it the best explanation of the Sneakers.

It'll make less noise than a mouse in sneakers drooling on a blotter!

At his elbow, shod in sneakers silent, is always a stenographer.

I had on sneakers and I put in my best work, for I wanted to get on this side of the channel.

Reddy looked knowingly at Arthur, and the latter pulled off his jacket and kicked off his sneakers.

But now you are perfectly willing to carry everything from sneakers to caps, and can hardly trust the salesman to send them home.

Fortunately, the boys have very little dressing to do, a pair of running pants and a pair of sneakers being considered full dress.

The gaudy costumes worn by participants had been replaced by trunks and sneakers.

He was wearing his stiff new blue jeans and sneakers, his knapsack stuffed with fresh binders and pencils.

Greg pried off his sneakers with his toes and then pulled off his grey, squelching socks.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "one who sneaks," agent noun from sneak (v.). Meaning "rubber-soled shoe" is attested from 1895, American English; earlier sneak (1862), so called because the shoe was noiseless. See also plimsoll.

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