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verb as in seek, follow

verb as in draw around

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It’s such a nuisance that Friends of Acadia has a crew of volunteer ridge runners whose mission is dismantling outlaw cairns and educating hikers to leave no trace.

Both are unlikely to turn up in the fossil record, and that’s normal for trace fossils.

Wage and Hour employees failed to so much as enter five of the 10 complaints in the department’s database, producing no trace that a complaint was ever filed.

Despite a few flurries Wednesday, Washington has yet to record a trace of snow so far this January.

They also found traces of blood on the stone knife he was carrying.

Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.

“Almost all of our human activities leave a chemical trace in the water,” says Alm.

Recently, when whistleblowers finally surfaced, the Home Office officials could find no trace of the dossier.

He mounted a Trace Elliot amplifier on the back of the truck.

And it is nearly impossible to trace each knockoff to each patient or to confirm how many were affected.

In chronic interstitial nephritis it is small—frequently no more than a trace.

They speak of a certain Norumbega and give the names of cities and strongholds of which to-day no trace or even report remains.

Against the blue background of the sky, green hill-tops trace an undulant line.

A trace of bile may be present as a result of excessive straining while the tube is in the stomach.

A trace of light had begun to soften the sky over the dome, but had not yet seeped down to ground level.


On this page you'll find 225 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trace, such as: element, footprint, fragment, hint, indication, and particle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.