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trace
used in Unbroken - adapted for young adults

2 meanings, 7 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
found a trace of
Definition
a small quantity; or any indication or evidence of
The exact meaning of this sense of trace depends upon its context. For example:
  • a small indication that something was present — as in "The plane disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean without leaving a trace."
  • a very small amount of something — as in "The blood test showed a trace of steroids."
  • any evidence of something — as in "We did not find a trace of the gene."
  • But Shizuka had felt a trace of doubt.
    p. 265.2
trace = tiny amount
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The last trace of Green Hornet, a shimmer of gas, hydraulic fluid, and oil, faded away.
    p. 106.4
  • Joe Deasy landed Daisy Mae on Palmyra late that afternoon, having seen no trace of Corpening's plane.
    p. 107.1
  • It is the aim not to allow the escape of a single one, to annihilate them all, and not to leave any traces.
    p. 151.9
  • At other camps, machine guns and barrels of accelerant were brought in, and POWs' dog tags were confiscated in an apparent effort to "not .... leave any traces."
    p. 210.9
  • There was no trace of them here among the voices, the falling snow, and the old and joyful man, running.
    p. 282.9

There are no more uses of "trace" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken - adapted for young adults.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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2  —1 use as in:
traced a path
Definition
to follow
The exact meaning of this sense of trace depends upon its context. For example:
  • "The hunters traced the deer into the woods." — followed or tracked
  • "With soft kisses, she gently traced the scar running down his cheek." — followed
  • "The path traces along the edge of the forest." — follows
  • "A single tear traced its way down her cheek." — followed a specific path
  • Softly, he spoke of their lives, tracing the paths they'd taken since coming to California in 1919.
    p. 279.5
tracing = verbally following
There are no more uses of "trace" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken - adapted for young adults.

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