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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tiptoe.


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  • "Thank you, sir -- I thank you," he said, and, without more ado, tiptoed from the room.


  • Billy Louise looked, found her vision blurring with her own tears, and turned and tiptoed from the room.

    The Ranch at the Wolverine

  • "Thank you, sir -- I thank you," he said, and, without more ado, tiptoed from the room.

    Chapter 24

  • One's senses become lulled to everything save bliss, for the clank and clamour of life have tiptoed from the room leaving you — I wasn't asleep.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • McCain tiptoed around the news of the day, excerpts from former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s forthcoming book that accuse the Bush administration of using propaganda to convince the American public war in Iraq was justified.

    McCain says Obama's Iraq trip would convince him of success

  • Bobby Hargrew, her arm still in a sling, seized Jess Morse by the wrist and "tiptoed" along the corridor of the second wing of Central High, where the small offices were located, and with tragic expression pointed to a certain door that stood ajar.

    The Girls of Central High on the Stage: or, The Play That Took the Prize

  • The expression "tiptoed" is here used to indicate the extreme caution of Cap'n Cod's entrance, and his evident desire to effect it as noiselessly as possible.

    Raftmates A Story of the Great River

  • As he made haste and 'tiptoed' into our lane in front of us (again, traveling at 75MPH), he spun out in the side-ravine.


  • I tiptoed down the hallway to my room and undressed in darkness before crawling into bed.

    Brooklyn Story

  • At two in the morning, I closed the door to my apartment without making a sound, took off my sandals, and tiptoed into my home without turning on a light.

    Brooklyn Story


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