see kick over the traces.
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How to use traces in a sentence
Miller traces his irreverent and subversive streak to a psychedelic experience during the particularly sweltering summer of 1991.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy | Oliver Jones | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The congressman traces his belief in Santa Claus back 40 years, when he was a student going to college “on the GI Bill.”Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus | Ben Jacobs | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By the next day, more than 500 posts, and all traces of Wonderland, had been deleted.
He traces the history of ideas with skill and care, and he avoids the smug certainty of many contemporary science writers.
The film traces the legacy of the Abiola family, particularly Hafsat Abiola, the eldest daughter of Kudirat and MKO.
As his eye became accustomed to the gloom, David Arden saw traces of gilding on the walls.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
On May 13 Polavieja arrived in Barcelona physically broken, half blind, and with evident traces of a disordered liver.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
She has been much influenced by Gainsborough, Lawrence, and Reynolds, traces of their manner being evident in her work.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
With less intelligent children traces of this tendency to take pictorial representation for reality may appear as late as four.Children's Ways | James Sully
Yet I think if we observe closely we shall detect traces of a spontaneous impulse towards self-adornment.Children's Ways | James Sully