slither away

slither away

to sneak or crawl away, like a snake. The little lizards slithered away soundlessly. The snake slithered away while Maggie was still screaming.
See also: away, slither
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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Nepali Congress were supposed to slither away in utter electoral humiliation once the scale of the leftist alliance's dominance in the first-past-the-post category became apparent.
When she tried to slither away, Affleck made fun of mentally disabled people.
Lest any among us come to the conclusion, however welcome, that manologuers are about to give up and slither away to practise sitting properly with their legs politely together on buses, may I point out that they comprise an ever vigilant bunch, ever ready to pounce and to pontificate.
Despite that, Boro played well with some precise passing and neat exchanges, and at times it was amazing how deft their touch and weight on through balls was and how neatly they turned a man - but they were always only a slither away from farce.
They just slither away at the approach of the scented bushman.
The whole curled pink blob looked like it might still be alive, like it could uncurl itself, pop open the lid, and slither away.
As I kept the light trained on our visitor, he decided that he needed to retire, and tried to slither away.
At times the garble is but a slither away from being sinister - evidence of peer pressure and talk of family, responsibilities, and the feeling that anything less than a private life is nothing more than a public faade.
He even identified the potentially deadly snake's sex from its size and distinctive brown zig-zag markings as it began to slither away.
However nightmares about a future that involves sucking toothlessly on pipes and pondering on whether or not to invest in new slippers soon slither away on realising that whole new horizons are about to beckon.
RESILIENT Stockingford lifted the Evening Telegraph Junior Cup as luckless Peugeot saw their hopes slither away in extra-time at rain swept Marconi last night.
However the reality and complexity of nursing practice might just slither away from regulators' attempts to pin it down.
But, in their place, raspberries, blackberries and wild cherries sprang forth, along with snakes who would sun themselves and slither away at our approach.
CRAIG DOCHERTY will have to tame the man they call the Bukom Snake on Saturday to ensure his Commonwealth title doesn't slither away.
As you suggest, they will slither away from this like the snakes they absolutely are.