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trace
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • His countenance at this time bore traces of something that testified unmistakably to the life he had led.
  • You come home to me to-day, for good, and bring your pillow and mattress, and leave no trace behind.

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  • As he uttered the last word of his tirade, Miuesov completely recovered his self-complacency, and all traces of his former irritation disappeared.
  • In one instant there was no trace left of her tears.
  • Now one phantom, one terror at least was at an end: that first, rightful lover, that fateful figure had vanished, leaving no trace.
  • No trace of that shame will remain except in my heart for ever!
  • He instantly lost all trace of his reserve and dignity.
  • Her whole manner seemed changed for the better since yesterday, there was scarcely any trace of that mawkish sweetness in her speech, of that voluptuous softness in her movements.
  • Already the merchant grows more and more eager for rank, and strives to show himself cultured though he has not a trace of culture, and to this end meanly despises his old traditions, and is even ashamed of the faith of his fathers.
  • Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to the animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you—alas, it is true of almost every one of us!

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  • He had done so more than once before and was not above doing it, so much so that a report once spread at school that Krassotkin played horses with the little lodgers at home, prancing with his head on one side like a trace-horse.
  • There was scarcely a trace of her former frivolity.
  • There was not a trace of humor or jesting in her face now, though, in old days, fun and gayety never deserted her even at her most "earnest" moments.
  • Ivan asked in a voice suddenly quiet, without a trace of irritation, with a note of the simplest curiosity.
  • A trace of color came into his face.
  • He began very simply and directly, with an air of conviction, but not the slightest trace of conceit.
  • I found in him no trace of the timidity on which the prosecutor so insisted.
  • On the contrary, this woman, dreaded above all women, sitting now on his knee, holding him in her arms, aroused in him now a quite different, unexpected, peculiar feeling, a feeling of the intensest and purest interest without a trace of fear, of his former terror.
  • What is it to you if I’m late; if I’m late, you may be sure I have good reason," muttered Agafya, busying herself about the stove, without a trace of anger or displeasure in her voice.
  • The devil has taken the form of that vanity and entered into the whole generation; it’s simply the devil," added Alyosha, without a trace of the smile that Kolya, staring at him, expected to see.

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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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