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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TIPTOEING

"Yes, Uncle Matthew," John answered, tiptoeing to the side of the bed.

The unconscious stealth of her tiptoeing to the landing outside.

He was tiptoeing towards the door, along the wall, where he was out of line with the keyhole.

Tiptoeing to the door, Jewel closed it and began to inspect her new apartment.

From that I concluded that he had either stopped or had taken to tiptoeing, too.

"Come in, Freddie," he said in a low voice, tiptoeing back to his chair.

"I am going," said Roger, tiptoeing carefully to Olive's side.

To her left there sounded ever more plainly the pit-pat of tiptoeing feet.

There was no need of tiptoeing as she moved toward that long line of light.

All the renovating process—the way he has been tiptoeing around and squinting at you!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from tip (n.) + toe. As a verb from 1630s. Related: Tiptoes (late 14c.).

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