Nicole LaPorte traces her evolution from Victorian know-it-all to '50s princess to JonBenét clone.
No traces of the remaining passengers or debris from the downed plane were ever recovered.
The chemical Luminol did not identify any traces of an unknown person, according to the forensic scientists.
He traces the activities primarily of liberal, secular, and daring bloggers in the run-up to, during, and after the revolutions.
After eight years, traces of the isotope are expected to be extremely low.
He traces it from point to point, by the objects on which it rests.
Notwithstanding the traces of her tears, she had never looked so beautiful.
He had inquired for it at the White Horse, but there were no traces of it.
There was a dark expression in her countenance, but the traces of irritability were gone.
There were traces of tears on Gladys' face and she looked pale and agitated.
late 14c., "to make a plan or diagram," from Old French trasser "delineate, score, trace, follow, pursue" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *tractiare "delineate, score, trace" (cf. Spanish trazar "to trace, devise, plan out," Italian tracciare "to follow by foot"), from Latin tractus "track, course," literally "a drawing out," from past participle stem of trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).
Meaning "to pass over" (a path, etc.) is attested from late 14c.; that of "track down, follow the trail of" is early 15c., from trace (n.1). Sense of "draw an outline of" is first recorded late 14c. Meaning "copy a drawing on a transparent sheet laid over it" is recorded from 1762. Related: Traced; tracing.
"track made by passage of a person or thing," mid-13c., from Old French trace, back-formation from tracier (see trace (v.)). Scientific sense of "indication of minute presence in some chemical compound" is from 1827. Traces "vestiges" is from c.1400.
"straps or chains by which an animal pulls a vehicle," c.1300, from earlier collective plural trays, from Old French traiz, plural of trait "strap for harnessing, act of drawing," from Latin tractus "a drawing, track," from stem of trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (1)).