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trace
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Childhood's End
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  • Stormgren might be anywhere on Earth, and there seemed little hope of tracing him.
  • The meeting must have lain in the remOte past, for it had left no traces in recorded history.

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  • It should not be difficult to trace him, thought Stormgren, if he ever got out of this place.
  • He searched the heavens as far as he could see, and found no trace of it.
  • There must be a limit even to Karellen’s power, and if he were indeed buried in some remote continent, all the science of the Overlords might be unable to trace him.
  • Now that they’re located, I can trace their movements anywhere on Earth, and can watch their actions in detail if I want to.
  • Stormgren’s feelings were very mixed as he stared at that scarcely visible inflexion of the trace.
  • It seemed so unfair that the Overlords’ faces, rigid as masks, betrayed no trace of emotion.
  • Gone without a trace were the millions, of kilowatts that once had been splashed carelessly towards the stars.
  • "It seems strange," said Jan, "that the Overmind chose you to do its work, if you have no trace of the paraphysical powers latent in mankind.

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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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