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  • adj. sound of quiet gentle steps


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  • So it was, exercising faculties that were no longer necessary, but that were still alive in him and clamorous for exercise, he followed the long-since passed wood-rat with all the soft-footed crouching craft of the meat-pursuer and with utmost fineness of reading the scent.


  • Then he stole across the tiny meadow, pausing once and again to listen, and faded away out of the cãnon like a wraith, soft-footed and without sound.

    All Gold Cañon

  • He soft-footed across the corridor, Serri at his back.

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  • She left him standing in the hall and followed the soft-footed, smiling Letje up the stairs; at least she was going to see something of the house.

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  • Not to forget the cynism which comes along soft-footed and of course the black humor.

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  • Sadly, I still sit alone watching my hockey and “only” with a bottle of foot cream can I share my excitement with my book reading and now soft-footed wife.

    Hockey Nights in Canada « Reading Copy

  • All the Cardinal's household servants are like this: murmuring, comfortable, soft-footed, and kept permanently apologetic and teased.

    Cromwell & Wolsey: From 'Wolf Hall'

  • Therewith they left her there, and she nestled in the corner once more, and there did verily fall asleep, and slept till the key in the lock and the opening door awakened her, and Atra came stealing soft-footed into the prison.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • He was perfectly self-possessed now, and walking soft-footed accompanied me to the door of the room.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • And this land was inhabited by soft-footed creatures, and the hooves devastated the terrain.

    Weaving the Land into Stories, and History


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