soft-footed


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soft-footed

adj
literary having or making light, quiet footsteps
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Adj.1.soft-footed - sound of quiet gentle steps
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
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He was taciturn, soft-footed, very quiet in his manner, deferential, observant, always at hand when wanted, and never near when not wanted; but his great claim to consideration was his respectability.
And though at first they had planned improvements, they had soon fallen in with the customs of their hidden kingdom, and moved about the soft-footed ways by woodland, hedgerow, and shaw as freely as the rabbits.
Then would Kim return soft-footed through the soft dust to his master under the shadow of a mango-tree or the thinner shade of a white Doon siris, to eat and drink at ease.
He was perfectly self-possessed now, and walking soft-footed accompanied me to the door of the room.
I can not think of any thing, now, more certain to make one shudder, than to have a soft-footed camel sneak up behind him and touch him on the ear with its cold, flabby under-lip.