Usage examples for creak

  1. A minute later the creak of the cable and the slow rock of the carriage told her they had started. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. For a minute, two, three, he worked at the ancient lock; then, without a creak, the door swung open. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  3. Don't let the door creak! – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  4. She heard a chair being moved inside the room, and then she heard the creak of leather as Wemyss sat down in it, and then there was the rustle of a newspaper being opened. – Vera by Elisabeth von Arnim
  5. Even the saloon was deserted, although a back door in the dim recess seemed to creak mysteriously. – Devil's Ford by Bret Harte
  6. He lay and shuddered until in every creak of the branches he heard the whisper of an enemy, in every flutter of leaves across the lawn a stealthy footstep, and behind every tree- stem he caught the flap of a cloak. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  7. The air was perfectly still, and between each low rumble of the thunder behind she could hear the roar of the waterfall before her, and the creak of the engine among the bushes hard by it. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  8. The fellow seemed to swell beside me; I heard the ropes creak about his limbs; and heard, too, the sharp- drawn gasp of the woman in the shadow. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  9. Presently the stranger's loud, rough voice was heard below, in answer to the accents of the solitary woman- servant whom Alice kept in her employ; and his strong, heavy tread made the slight staircase creak and tremble. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. At last the ship began to creak and slowly bridge, and the delay at Southampton came to an end. – Pandora by James, Henry
  11. Corbario went softly on, trying the floor of the verandah with his bare feet at each step, lest the boards should creak a little under his weight. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  12. Much as one creeps about a house at night treading on every board which creaks in preference to those which do not creak, so was the march of the column. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  13. There was a faint creak, and then the light came into Ali's puzzled brain. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  14. There was a minute of silence, but it was broken by the creak of a board as one of the men shifted his weight. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  15. Then, listening, his ear against the panel, he presently heard a door in the passage creak open a little way, then close again, stealthily. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  16. A faint creak again- and now one a little louder- and Jimmie Dale, half turned, listened intently- the narrow board was in his hand. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  17. It was of a way to reach her that he was thinking to- night; and abruptly the big chair ceased to swing and creak. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  18. And almost before the creak of Tinman's heels was deadened on the road outside the shop, he put the funny question to Crickledon, " Do you box?" – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009