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A-tiptoe \A-tip"toe\, adv. On tiptoe; eagerly expecting.

We all feel a-tiptoe with hope and confidence.
--F. Harrison. [1913 Webster] ||

Usage examples of "a-tiptoe".

The sun is high, and the wind is blowing, and the comrade road is waiting, genially postponing its sure self-revelation, but a-tiptoe to be off now to the woods, where we may share our fun unmolested, unsuspected.

She came up a-tiptoe and kissed his mouth, then hurried after Brianna, already at the edge of the clearing.

Bug stood a-tiptoe to coo over Jem, while Jamie, looking highly relieved, turned to greet Mr.