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How to use traces in a sentence

  • 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.

  • 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