creeping

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creeping

Moving slowly, and close to the surface. In pediatrics, dragging oneself along the floor, a form of locomotion that precedes crawling.
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but extremists will come, like in Basra, creepingly, insidiously.
I looked up to see a figure making his way almost creepingly from a side entrance towards the lectern and recognized the poet.
He compares himself to Milton's Satan (339), and he is "the serpent" (72) who comes "creepingly forward" (63) to eavesdrop and seduce.