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trace
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Lord of the Flies
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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)
  • None of the boys could have found good reason for this; what intelligence had been shown was traceable to Piggy while the most obvious leader was Jack.

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  • Early cat domestication is traced back to China over 5,000 years ago.
  • They traced the illnesses back to a single restaurant.

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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)
  • There hasn’t been the trace of a ship.
  • The horizon stretched, impersonal once more, barren of all but the faintest trace of smoke.

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  • "And then," said Jack, "when I’ve had a bathe and something to eat, I’ll just trek over to the other side of the mountain and see if I can see any traces.
  • "There—" Before the others could examine the drop of blood, Jack had swerved off, judging a trace, touching a bough that gave.
  • A wave of heated air trembled above the ashes but without a trace of smoke.

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  • There was not a trace of the defendant’s DNA at the crime scene.
  • The study found traces of cocaine on most $20 bills used in large cities of the United States and Canada.

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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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