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on-tiptoe

on-tiptoe Sentence Examples

  • Why should a man walk on tiptoe down the alley?

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  • The king went back to the room on tiptoe.

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  • They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.

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  • Prince Vasili said something to Lorrain in passing and went through the door on tiptoe.

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  • He could not walk well on tiptoe and his whole body jerked at each step.

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  • He looked inquiringly at his monitress and saw that she was again going on tiptoe to the reception room where they had left Prince Vasili and the eldest princess.

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  • On receiving it, he ran on tiptoe to his study in alarm and haste, trying to escape notice, closed the door, and began to read the letter.

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  • Anna Mikhaylovna, with the letter, came on tiptoe to the countess' door and paused.

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  • Rostov, who had completely forgotten Denisov, not wishing anyone to forestall him, threw off his fur coat and ran on tiptoe through the large dark ballroom.

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  • Prince Andrew got up and went on tiptoe up to the little bed, wineglass in hand.

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  • He went on tiptoe to the nursery door and opened it.

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  • He quickly entered the small reception room with its still-unplastered wooden walls redolent of pine, and would have gone farther, but Anton ran ahead on tiptoe and knocked at a door.

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  • Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.

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  • She went several times to his door on tiptoe and listened, as he lighted one pipe after another.

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  • Dimmler began to play; Natasha went on tiptoe noiselessly to the table, took up a candle, carried it out, and returned, seating herself quietly in her former place.

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  • Petya stood on tiptoe and pushed and pinched, but could see nothing except the people about him.

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  • Natasha ran into the house and went on tiptoe through the half-open door into the sitting room, where there was a smell of vinegar and Hoffman's drops.

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  • Gerasim opened one of the shutters and left the room on tiptoe.

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  • She got up and, walking on tiptoe with difficulty, went to the small sitting room.

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  • Little Andrew, her eldest boy, imitating his mother, followed her on tiptoe.

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  • At home Natasha placed herself in the position of a slave to her husband, and the whole household went on tiptoe when he was occupied--that is, was reading or writing in his study.

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  • Dixon opened the door very softly, and stole on tiptoe up to Margaret, sitting by the shaded window.

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  • We had to stand on tiptoe to see you but it was worth the effort.

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  • What wild creature had I met on my travels that tore along on tiptoe in that extraordinary style?

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