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sneak off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sneak off leave furtively and stealthily "The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"
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Quotations

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
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    “My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!”

Usage

In literature:

Forrest and I sneaked off from the reporters next afternoon, had quiet dinner down in Chinatown.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
If you can sneak off for half-an-hour to-morrow evening we'll go and play at boats together.
"If Winter Don't" by Barry Pain
I saw Mr Lennox sneak off like a cur with his tail between his legs.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
Sneak off like a dog an' a son of a cowardly dog!
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
That took his attention off the pile of wood, and I sneaked out and got it.
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
We try to keep him home, so he sneaks off and takes an assumed name.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
I found a lot of papers and wireless messages, and I wouldn't let her sneak off with Royal.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
Old Adam, as we used to call him, sneaked off, and I have not seen him since.
"Harper's Young People, May 4, 1880" by Various
With one eye he annihilated me, with the other he detained Bluteisen, who was sneaking off into the darkness.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 18, 1914" by Various
You ought to have seen the way they sneaked off when Miss Eleanor spoke to them this morning.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Mountains" by Jane L. Stewart
First you sneak off with my gun, so I can't protect my rights, and then Stiff Neck George comes up and jumps the Paymaster!
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
Then sneakingly off to farmering and pioneering.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
If I give you your letters first you'll all sneak off into corners and read them and then you never will look at it.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
Nestor had seen Shirley sneak off from her mother and had followed her.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
I found it open when I sneaked in to cut off the electric lights.
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
Moreover he had a sneaking desire to show off before her.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
Each man wanted to sneak off to his cabin and write the old folks a letter.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
I waited till I saw he had got well started at the work, and then off I sneaked.
"The Club at Crow's Corner" by James Otis
Dog trotted off a little way and sneaked back to watch his friend.
"My Dark Companions" by Henry M. Stanley
I saw you scribbling, and watched you sneak off down to the village to post it.
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
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In poetry:

Bolders sneak'd off, t' avoid a fray;
The place was much too hot to stay.
Then to decamp he did not fail,
And leave me to record the tale.
"John Bolders" by William Hutton

In news:

I found myself sneaking off to my bedroom, holing up to devour chapters at a time.
An off-duty New Haven police officer shot and critically wounded his 18-year-old daughter, apparently mistaking her for an intruder after she sneaked out of their Stratford home and re-entered through the basement.
They gave Action News a sneak peek of what she will see and the logistics it will take to pull it off.
The possibility that trainers may be covertly sneaking horses off backstretches for shock wave therapy has raised the concern of the California Horse Racing Board.
A truck driver swerved off the road in San Leandro and smacked into almost a dozen vehicles Thursday morning when a sneak sneeze attack caused him to lose control of his three-axle truck, authorities said.
The third season of Hawaii Five-0 kicked off at Waikiki 's "Sunset on the Beach" venue on Sunday with a sneak-peak viewing of tonight's premiere episode.
Not only did the teenaged Keegan conspire to sneak into the 1954 Varsity Stadium classic, but he and his delinquent Moore Park posse managed to make off with one of the game balls .
Goodwill doesn't know the donor, who managed to sneak away during a busy time at the drop-off facility, Munroe said.
McAfee was deported from Guatemala after sneaking in illegally from Belize, where police want to question him in connection with the death of a US expatriate who lived near him on an island off Belize's coast.
McAfee was deported from the Central American country after sneaking in illegally from Belize, where police want to question him in connection with the death of a US expatriate who lived near him on an island off Belize's coast.
The Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo kicks off this week with a carnival Sneak-a-Peek on Thursday and closes Oct 13 with the All American ProRodeo Finals.
Yes, another year rolled around and age sneaked up and caught me off guard.
"If you find yourself in lockup, write a song about a jail," Merle Haggard croons on "Laugh It Off," sounding like he just sneaked out of the drunk tank.
Photo By Meghan Piper The Liverpool High School Marching Warriors recently kicked off the 2012 season with a sneak preview of its new show, Symphonic Landscapes, at the LHS Stadium.
With the season set to tip off in less than three weeks, Oklahoma Wesleyan University's basketball teams will offer a sneak preview Saturday.
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