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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 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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  • There isn’t a trace of evidence to support her story.
  • Yes, it was gone; almost the last trace of their labour was gone!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • There hasn’t been the trace of a ship.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The words shone momentarily on the page and they, too, sank without trace.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The sky was now tinged with the faintest trace of pink.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • In 1973, Bill posted an enigmatic letter alluding vaguely to plans for an extended trip and then disappeared without a trace; to this day nobody knows what became of him.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He sits there, uncomplaining, while I wash away all the traces of dirt from his hair and skin.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • I could find no trace of them anywhere.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • The Spirit Bear never once slowed or looked back. Cole fought back his tears until the last trace of white faded into the thick underbrush,
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • A trace of anger was in the general’s black eyes, but it was there for but a second, and he said, in his most pleasant manner: "Dear me, what a righteous young man you are! I assure you I do not do the thing you suggest."
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • "The code?" Frypan repeated, his voice lighting up with a trace of hope.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I’ve pored over grainy sepia pictures of long-dead relatives... and not once have I been able to detect even the slightest trace of August’s face in their faces.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Or maybe, by some off chance, there was still a trace of Jeremy Pratt left in this body.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • The first traces of dawn had crept up on them, and Thomas could see every detail of Newt’s face, his skin tight, his brow creased.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Last night one of my post-dated letters went to post, the first of that fatal series which is to blot out the very traces of my existence from the earth.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The horizon stretched, impersonal once more, barren of all but the faintest trace of smoke.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The traces of such an illness as his do not lightly die away.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "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.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • That night, Newt and Alby gathered every last Glader at the East Door about a half hour before it closed, the first traces of twilight’s dimness creeping across the sky.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • No trace has ever been found of the great dog, at which there is much mourning, for, with public opinion in its present state, he would, I believe, be adopted by the town.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There was something arresting about the youngster’s eyes. Dark and emotive, they suggested a trace of exotic blood in his heritage, Greek, maybe, or Chippewa, and conveyed a vulnerability that made Westerberg want to take the kid under his wing.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Harry did not want to enter the village like a pantomime horse, trying to keep themselves concealed while magically covering their traces.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Last night I detected traces of my old complaint.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • Their first act was to gallop in a body right round the boundaries of the farm, as though to make quite sure that no human being was hiding anywhere upon it; then they raced back to the farm buildings to wipe out the last traces of Jones’s hated reign.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • At every few steps Napoleon stopped and snuffed the ground for traces of Snowball’s footsteps, which, he said, he could detect by the smell.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • No trace of the young man was ever found.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "Next year, every trace of your existence here will be removed from the island," Edwin said.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He snuffed in every corner, in the barn, in the cow-shed, in the henhouses, in the vegetable garden, and found traces of Snowball almost everywhere.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • "There—" Before the others could examine the drop of blood, Jack had swerved off, judging a trace, touching a bough that gave.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • [The arrows] bear no trace of the noxious green slime that came from Glimmer’s body—
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Ron looked toward him, and Harry thought he saw a trace of scarlet in his eyes.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • True that there were there, as we had seen them in life, the traces of care and pain and waste.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "But then… do you mean…" said Hermione slowly, and Harry could tell that she was trying to keep any trace of skepticism out of her voice, "that you believe these objects — these Hallows — really exist?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • If August has children with someone who doesn’t have a trace of the gene, there’s a 100 percent probability that their kids will inherit the gene, but a zero percent chance that their kids will have a double dose of it, like August.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • There wasn’t the faintest trace of writing on any of them, not even Auntie Mabel’s birthday, or dentist, half-past three.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry sat on his four-poster and flicked through the blank pages, not one of which had a trace of scarlet ink on it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • All Lucy’s loveliness had come back to her in death, and the hours that had passed, instead of leaving traces of ’decay’s effacing fingers’, had but restored the beauty of life, till positively I could not believe my eyes that I was looking at a corpse.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • A wave of heated air trembled above the ashes but without a trace of smoke.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Nobody’s ever found a trace of it, have they?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • An object that had been lost this long, and apparently without trace, did not seem like a good candidate for the Horcrux hidden in the castle …
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Harry could not see a trace of Malfoy, Crabbe, or Goyle anywhere.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • There was the faintest trace of longing in his voice as he looked at the Elder Wand.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • The last trace of steam evaporated in the autumn air.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Not only are the scars from the arena gone, but those accumulated over years of hunting have vanished without a trace.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • When this was done, and he knew that all was in train, he blotted out his traces, as he thought, by murdering his agent.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I looked into Renfield’s room, but there was no trace there except ….
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Every trace of all that had been was blotted out.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • For now that he think he is free from every trace of us all, and that he has escaped us with so many hours to him, then his selfish child brain will whisper him to sleep.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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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)
  • 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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  • Were they able to trace the phone call?
  • The book traces the development of the smartphones.
  • She traced the student’s progress.
  • She used a pre-paid phone that is untraceable.
  • It was pure imagination, probably traceable in the beginning to lies circulated by Snowball.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • He found the audio-capsule, he heard your voice, he was going to trace it.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • 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.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • "I might tell you that you can trace my family back through nine generations of witches and warlocks and my blood’s as pure as anyone’s, so —"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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  • "Yes, but we’re still going to have to try and trace the real locket, aren’t we?" said Hermione, "to find out whether or not it’s destroyed."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • By and by the rangers traced the car’s serial number to the Hertz Corporation, the vehicle’s original owner; Hertz said they had sold it as a used rental car many years earlier and had no interest in reclaiming it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But that doesn’t prevent me from feeling the sharp stab of pain as the needle inserts the metal tracking device deep under the skin on the inside of my forearm. Now the Gamemakers will always be able to trace my whereabouts in the arena.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • If there be anything behind this instinct it will be valuable to trace it afterwards accurately, so I had better commence to do so, therefore ….
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Even so zealous a hunter as General Zaroff could not trace him there, he told himself; only the devil himself could follow that complicated trail through the jungle after dark.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • The Professor has a strongly humorous side, and I could from old knowledge detect a trace of its origin in his answer.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Then I caught the patient’s eye and followed it, but could trace nothing as it looked into the moonlight sky, except a big bat, which was flapping its silent and ghostly way to the west.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The increasing simplification traceable from the Egyptian epigraphic hieroglyphs to the Greek and Roman alphabets and the anticipation of modern stenography and telegraphic code in the cuneiform inscriptions (Semitic) and the virgular quinquecostate ogham writing (Celtic).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I opine, that it is plainly traceable to the first arrival of the Greenland whaling ships in London, more than two centuries ago.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Most of us who turn to any subject with love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume, or sat with parted lips listening to a new talker, or for very lack of books began to listen to the voices within, as the first traceable beginning of our love.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • How all superbest deeds since Time began are traceable to it—and shall be to the end!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • The story being told, he renews his stately protest, saying that as it is quite clear that no association in my Lady’s mind can possibly be traceable to this poor wretch (unless he was a begging-letter writer), he trusts to hear no more about a subject so far removed from my Lady’s station.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • As for uncle Pullet, he could hardly have been more thoroughly obfuscated if Mr. Tulliver had said that he was going to send Tom to the Lord Chancellor; for uncle Pullet belonged to that extinct class of British yeoman who, dressed in good broadcloth, paid high rates and taxes, went to church, and ate a particularly good dinner on Sunday, without dreaming that the British constitution in Church and State had a traceable origin any more than the solar system and the fixed stars.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • When she had firmly returned him to his group, he remembered, by a connection quite untraceable, that his mother’s mother had been Scotch, and with head thrown back, eyes closed, wide mouth indicating ecstasy, he sang, very slowly and richly, "Loch Lomond."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • A few lines are traceable.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • But they surrendered when they found themselves on the edge of bankruptcy through a series of untraceable circumstances within a few years.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The cardinals exchanged uneasy looks, and finally one said, "Yes, but these bonds are traceable directly to the Vatican Bank."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Harry felt a floating sensation as every thought and worry in his head was wiped gently away, leaving nothing but a vague, untraceable happiness.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Momma, always self-conscious at public displays of emotions not traceable to a religious source, told me to come with her and we’d bring the bread and bowls.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The major characteristics discoverable by the stranger in Mr F.’s Aunt, were extreme severity and grim taciturnity; sometimes interrupted by a propensity to offer remarks in a deep warning voice, which, being totally uncalled for by anything said by anybody, and traceable to no association of ideas, confounded and terrified the Mind.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Thinner and less immediately traceable than the other two, it was far more impressive than either.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • It was a fumbling and uneasy flight,— a mole’s track, whose branchings are untraceable.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Known in international espionage circles as ’the Viper’ for the deadly and untraceable venom he injected into the balls of the feet of his celebrity victims , the assassin died in a fiery Moscow helicopter crash just hours before little Patti Weaver was born in Popular Mechanics, Iowa.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • No, because there are no curiously twisted daggers, no blackmail, no emerald that is the stolen eye of a god, no untraceable Eastern poisons.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The man who committed these crimes would not make so foolish a mistake to leave a traceable weapon behind.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • The unpleasantness of the matter was that, in addition to their effect upon Tess, her fine features were unquestionably traceable in these exaggerated forms.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • He’ll know it anyway from the operator, but the call won’t be traceable to this hotel.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Everything untraceable, the slate clean.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • For if it occurred to me that I might occasionally excite suspicion by the little outbreaks of my sharper passion for them, so too I remember wondering if I mightn’t see a queerness in the traceable increase of their own demonstrations.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • Sims said the shootings came a few years after the home run but were directly traceable.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • A pay phone, nothing traceable!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And because Itex is a world-class, top-secret, paranoid techfest, the linkup has constantly changing codes and passkeys-its signal is completely untraceable.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Fortier had first recruited Svensson fifteen years ago to conduct a much simpler operation: untraceable arms deals with several interested nations, which involved biological weapons research in exchange for lucrative con-tracts.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • His home phone, he knew, would leave a traceable record, but he had to hear her voice tonight, even if it was only on the machine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • Henrietta Stackpole was struck with the fact that ancient Rome had been paved a good deal like New York, and even found an analogy between the deep chariot-ruts traceable in the antique street and the overjangled iron grooves which express the intensity of American life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • By a contrivance now common, and indeed traceable to a very remote period of antiquity, they were made changeable in aspect.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  Ligeia
  • The mothers stayed back in the kitchen washing and drying, putting things away, recrossing their traceless footsteps like the lifetime journeys of bees, measuring out the dry cocoa for breakfast.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • And it is this generous giving—the seemingly unlimited supply of cash that Wahhabi operatives smuggle into Pakistan, both in suitcases and through the untraceable hawala money-transfer system—that has shaped their image among Pakistan’s population.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • This phone had served Mal’akh well …. but now it was time it became untraceable.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • This is an untraceable Hotmail address.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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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)
  • She used her finger to trace a rout on the map.
  • She used a stick to trace a mysterious symbol on the sand.

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  • She didn’t have a camera or a copier, so she used a pencil to trace an outline of the picture on thin paper.
  • She used a projector and a pencil to trace an image of an eagle on the paper and then filled in the painting with water colors.
  • Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D, in the dust with his great hoof, and then would stand staring at the letters with his ears back, sometimes shaking his forelock, trying with all his might to remember what came next and never succeeding.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Her fingers were tracing the book’s outline and as the shape became familiar her face looked surprised and then stunned.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • He pulled Harry’s wand from his pocket and began to trace it through the air, writing three shimmering words: TOM MARVOLO RIDDLE Then he waved the wand once, and the letters of his name rearranged themselves: I AM LORD VOLDEMORT
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing ink into these letters, these words, words about him, Harry, her son.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • My fingers trace the circle around the little gold mockingjay and I think of the woods, and of my father, and of my mother and Prim waking up, having to get on with things.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He picked up a small stick and traced in the dirt.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear

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  • They got to work, tracing from original Maps to wax paper, one by one, trying to keep it clean and correct while hurrying as fast as possible.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I reached out and touched it, remembering the way those brushstrokes felt. I traced them until my finger fell off the edge of the canvas. I traced them until my finger fell off the edge of the canvas.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • My fingers obsessively trace the hard little lump on my forearm where the woman injected the tracking device.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • All right, everybody trace the last ten or so days onto a piece of this stuff.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • But Teresa, sitting next to him, was a study in concentration, her tongue sticking out the corner of her mouth as she traced lines up and down, side to side.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • "I think we’ll start with your mouth."
    I clamp my teeth together as she teasingly traces the outline of my lips with the tip of the blade.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Cole traced the eraser of his pencil across the table.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Silently, they did as he asked, sorting through what they’d traced until eight low stacks of wax paper lined the table.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Newt had three or four Gladers help us trace the Maps.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
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as in: traced a path Define
to follow (see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
  • The followed a path that traces along the edges of a dark forest.
  • A single tear traced its way down her cheek.

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  • The slender tops fairly flapped and swished in the passionate torrent, bending and swirling backward and forward, round and round, tracing indescribable combinations of vertical and horizontal curves, while I clung with muscles firm braced, like a bobolink on a reed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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  • Thus far I have gone, tracing a secure way over the pathless seas, the very stars themselves being witnesses and testimonies of my triumph.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We have no trace of him at present, although our exertions to discover him are unremitted; but they will not restore my beloved William!
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • There were traces of his gore in that spot, and I covered them with garden-mould from the eye of man.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Syme had fallen silent for a moment, and with the handle of his spoon was tracing patterns in the puddle of stew.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • 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?
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • We saw no trace of Tim Johnson.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Always passing, the stream of life, which in the stream of life we trace is dearer than them all.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He had a healthy colour in his cheeks, and his face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Nor was the pulpit itself without a trace of the same sea-taste that had achieved the ladder and the picture.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I suppose I have a considerable organ of veneration, for I retain yet the sense of admiring awe with which my eyes traced her steps.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • The traces of superstition remained in him long after, and were almost ineradicable.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Whips cracked, hoofs slipped, traces broke, and lungs were strained with shouting.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • There remained no trace of the tram itself nor of the tram-men nor of the horses: nor did he and she appear vividly.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I see traces of the turtle soup, and venison, and gold spoon in this.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Holmes traced his way to the farther side of this and lay down once more upon his face with a little cry of satisfaction.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • As you observe, this woman had plush upon her sleeves, which is a most useful material for showing traces.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I thought there might be some weapon or other trace.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The day had been wet, and Sir Charles’s footmarks were easily traced down the Alley.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • He said that there were no traces upon the ground round the body.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The only other kinsman whom we have been able to trace was Rodger Baskerville, the youngest of three brothers of whom poor Sir Charles was the elder.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "Really?" answered Edmond, with a smile which had in it traces of slight uneasiness.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But certainly it traced such a line, and that line, therefore, we must conclude was along the Time-Dimension.’
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • This line I trace with my finger shows the movement of the barometer.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • She was a healthy well-grown child, without a trace of her mother’s beauty.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • But they were generally accompanied by a sense of compunction and self-abasement of which Newland Archer felt no trace.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Explain to her that if Wiedenfeldt calls up, she’s to tell him I’m already having the title traced.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • And oh, b’ the way, remind me to-morrow to have Penniman trace it.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • It was the only trace of Carol in the room.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • No one had had any warning about his decision, and no events could be traced to explain it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The few traces of copper were not worth the effort of extracting them.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • There was no trace of sun in the gray spread of clouds, yet the rails glistened, as if the metal caught light out of space.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He took a sheet of tracing paper, threw it over the plan and began to draw.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His mouth, a small upturned crescent faultlessly traced, was gentle and generous, and warm with the faint promise of a smile.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • She knew that she wanted to keep the feeling of his body, the traces of his body on hers, knowing also what such a desire implied.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Her voice had no trace of apology.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This passage Achaemenides had shown, Tracing the course which he before had run.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • His countenance at this time bore traces of something that testified unmistakably to the life he had led.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • You come home to me to-day, for good, and bring your pillow and mattress, and leave no trace behind.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • ’That same person,’ General Peckem replied with a definite trace of alarm.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Stormgren might be anywhere on Earth, and there seemed little hope of tracing him.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The meeting must have lain in the remOte past, for it had left no traces in recorded history.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • It should not be difficult to trace him, thought Stormgren, if he ever got out of this place.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Think, how vilely suited Adown this nose a tear its passage tracing!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I have been looking for traces of them all my life.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • As a young astronomy student, Langdon had been stunned to learn the planet Venus traced a perfect pentacle across the ecliptic sky every four years.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The fat hand moved, tracing details on the surface.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • This latitude’s life-zone has mostly what we call minor water stealers—adapted to raiding each other for moisture, gobbling up the trace-dew.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • No Harfoot or Fallohide had any trace of a beard.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Aragorn searched the ground in a wide circle, but no other traces of the fight could be found.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • We could find no trace of the other.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
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