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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SNEAKING

Believes herself to have a sneaking kindness for Hickman: and why.

What do you mean by sneaking around here this time of night?

My-Boots and the Gaudrons went down to the dance with Boche sneaking along after them.

"You should not be sneaking around," the German said sharply.

I leave the sneaking off to them soft-spoken chaps you're thinking of.

I'll give you something to remember me by, you sneaking cur!

Well, I reckon I can manage a dirty, sneaking hound like you.

I thought I was unhappy and I had a sneaking idea I was lonesome.

I understand that you found Layton sneaking about the house?

I was sneaking by, but the old chief saw me and insisted on my coming in to eat.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s (implied in sneakish), perhaps from some dialectal survival of Middle English sniken "to creep, crawl" (c.1200), related to Old English snican "to sneak along, creep, crawl," from Proto-Germanic *sneikanan, which is related to the root of snake (n.). Of feelings, suspicions, etc., from 1748. Transitive sense, "to partake of surreptitiously" is from 1883. Related: Sneaking. Sneak-thief first recorded 1859; sneak-preview is from 1938.

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