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trace
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Syme had fallen silent for a moment, and with the handle of his spoon was tracing patterns in the puddle of stew.
  • How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?

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  • But to trace out the history of the whole period, to say who was fighting whom at any given moment, would have been utterly impossible, since no written record, and no spoken word, ever made mention of any other alignment than the existing one.
  • There was not a trace of friendliness in his manner.
  • Almost unconsciously he traced with his finger in the dust on the table: 2+2= ’They can’t get inside you,’ she had said.
  • There was a trace of amusement in O’Brien’s face.

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as in: found a trace of Define
a small quantity or indication (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: trace the origin or development Define
to find, search, research, or keep track of (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: trace a picture or outline Define
copy the lines of an image; or draw an outline; or carefully draw a specific pattern (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
as in: traced a path Define
to follow (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
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