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Crime and Punishment
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  • The traces of superstition remained in him long after, and were almost ineradicable.
  • There was no trace left on it, only the wood was still damp.

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  • There was light enough, and he began hurriedly looking himself all over from head to foot, all his clothes; were there no traces?
  • But there seemed to be nothing, no trace, except in one place, where some thick drops of congealed blood were clinging to the frayed edge of his trousers.
  • —there were traces, stains on the lining of the pocket!
  • Strange to say, he seemed immediately to have become perfectly calm; not a trace of his recent delirium nor of the panic fear that had haunted him of late.
  • He was wearing an old and hopelessly ragged black dress coat, with all its buttons missing except one, and that one he had buttoned, evidently clinging to this last trace of respectability.
  • At that instant the sunlight fell on his left boot; on the sock which poked out from the boot, he fancied there were traces!
  • That had long been settled: "Fling them into the canal, and all traces hidden in the water, the thing would be at an end."
  • And he ran back to overtake Raskolnikov, but there was no trace of him.

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  • Even his depression had passed, there was not a trace now of the energy with which he had set out "to make an end of it all."
  • At first—long before indeed—he had been much occupied with one question; why almost all crimes are so badly concealed and so easily detected, and why almost all criminals leave such obvious traces?
  • He was afraid of pursuit, he was afraid that in another half-hour, another quarter of an hour perhaps, instructions would be issued for his pursuit, and so at all costs, he must hide all traces before then.
  • There’s not a trace of anything of the sort, brother….
  • If he had had more penetration he would have seen that there was no trace of sentimentality in him, but something indeed quite the opposite.
  • It seemed strange to him that there was no trace of repugnance, no trace of disgust, no tremor in her hand.
  • It seemed strange to him that there was no trace of repugnance, no trace of disgust, no tremor in her hand.
  • Although Pulcheria Alexandrovna was forty-three, her face still retained traces of her former beauty; she looked much younger than her age, indeed, which is almost always the case with women who retain serenity of spirit, sensitiveness and pure sincere warmth of heart to old age.
  • He flung off his boots; "traces indeed!
  • Shall I put the sock on?" he suddenly wondered, "it will get dustier still and the traces will be gone."
  • There’d be no trace."
  • "Don’t let me find a trace of you in my room!

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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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