Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News last week, Dick Morris called the plan “creeping euthanasia.”
A creeping sense develops that Judy fled not just a stifling culture but a genuine existential threat.
This, despite feeling like futility is creeping like vines to tear down your walls of passion and security.
And Romney is creeping ever closer to the inevitable 1,144 delegates.
What was the first feelings of sort of creeping unease, spiritual angst, when did it start to manifest?
She shuddered, as if a snake or a scorpion were creeping towards her.
He shared it with bats and all sorts of creeping insects but this he did not mind.
The boy fell back on the hay and slept, until Braisted, creeping up behind, startled him with terrific yells in his ears.
She was aware of the creeping fret, the poisons and obstructions of decay.
The battery should be set up in as cool a place as possible, as heat is very conducive to creeping.
Old English creopan "to creep" (class II strong verb; past tense creap, past participle cropen), from Proto-Germanic *kreupanan (cf. Old Frisian kriapa, Middle Dutch crupen, Old Norse krjupa "to creep"), from PIE root *greug-. Related: Crept; creeping.
"a creeping motion," 1818, from creep (v.). Meaning "despicable person" is 1935, American English slang, perhaps from earlier sense of "sneak thief" (1914). Creeper "a gilded rascal" is recorded from c.1600, and the word also was used of certain classes of thieves, especially those who robbed customers in brothels. The creeps "a feeling of dread or revulsion" first attested 1849, in Dickens.
A disgusting and obnoxious person; crud, jerk, nerd •An isolated 1886 use seems to refer specifically to a cringing sycophant rather than a generally repulsive person: The man is nothing but a creep/ poets loyal to Blake and Whitman, the ''holy creeps''/ How to spend our money on making some creepo more creative in the growing world of weirdness
[first form 1930s+ students, second 1950s+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr one who makes one's flesh creep;perhaps generalized fr one who cringes and curries favor]