Definitions of creeping

  1. of Creep
  2. Crawling, or moving close to the ground.
  3. Growing along, and clinging to, the ground, or to a wall, etc., by means of rootlets or tendrils.
  4. Having a tendency to creep or the habit of creeping.

Usage examples for creeping

  1. The creeping crimson violet is also here. – Two Years in the French West Indies by Lafcadio Hearn
  2. There is a report, dearest, creeping about that you have formed an unfortunate attachment- to a person beneath you." – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  3. Before he reached the Hall the light of coming day was already creeping up into the eastern sky. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. It showed no signs of the relief which was creeping into hers. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. The first sign of colour came creeping back into the pale cheeks of the girl, as she recalled the double motive the aide had given. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  6. Awhile after the waking of the birds here comes my young bird- thief, creeping rapidly to his trap. – A Kentucky Cardinal by James Lane Allen
  7. He put up a shaking hand for the glass, and as he drank the wine, and felt the blood creeping warmly about his limbs again, he thought John knows nothing whatever. – Fated to Be Free by Jean Ingelow
  8. At length a creeping fear stole over her lest the family might return. – Strangers and Wayfarers by Sarah Orne Jewett
  9. Already the effect of the brandy had vanished and a chill was creeping through my body. – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train
  10. The shadows were creeping up the mountain side. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  11. For instance; a meeting of two people, one of whom is anxious to avoid the other- a husband, for instance, creeping upstairs at three A. M. meeting his wife- or both anxious to avoid each other- wife was out, too, and husband overtakes wife creeping slowly up, doing her best not to awaken him, each supposing the other in bed and asleep. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  12. Wiley rose up quickly, for he did not wish to be discovered, but as he started towards the trail he met the ghost- man, creeping forward with his pistol ready to shoot. – Shadow Mountain by Dane Coolidge
  13. And to think that a few hours ago the fog was creeping over the City! – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  14. Creeping into her brother's room, she awoke him, and together they listened. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  15. It is not beautiful, this great city of Liverpool, creeping up from the sea. – An American Girl Abroad by Adeline Trafton
  16. The roses are creeping already- creeping into their proper place. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  17. That was why they did not see a dark figure that came quietly creeping across the sand towards them. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  18. In the middle of the night he saw a great snake creeping in by the side of the cave; but the dog set up so loud a bark that the griffin awoke, and the snake crept away as fast as he could. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  19. I was creeping along, my feet almost refusing to move. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  20. His tutor, who had a nasty way of creeping up behind people, came up behind him at the wrong moment. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit