Usage examples for tracing

  1. Blanche instantly recognized him; instantly called to mind Sir Patrick's conviction that he was in possession of Anne's lost letter; instantly rushed to the conclusion that, in discovering Bishopriggs, she had discovered a chance of tracing Anne. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. " I don't think we'll worry about tracing him from here just now," said the specialist. – The Mystery of the Green Ray by William Le Queux
  3. But if I did find my father and his friends, I don't want anyone tracing me. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  4. But if he felt that he had dropped it in the house, and he had the best of all reasons for not wishing anyone to know that he had visited Sir Horace that night, he would destroy the remaining glove and our chance of tracing it would be gone. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  5. And this the tracing of his fingers! – The Love-Chase by James Sheridan Knowles
  6. Richard Wilson, when a mere child, indulged himself with tracing figures of men and animals on the walls of his father's house, with a burnt stick. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  7. " I spent all night tracing them," Lynch said. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. Even should we succeed in tracing their flight, by the time we discovered them they would have crossed the boundary of Switzerland, or would be sailing over the ocean. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  9. Tracing my gaze, she held out her hand for me to see. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  10. Yet here the tracing of the line becomes the most interesting. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  11. Something had happened to her, and tracing the something back she realized that it had been done when Sandy kissed her good- bye! – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  12. This is very significant, but at the same time there is little encouragement or satisfaction in studying and tracing the various reforms that have been started from time to time among the Hindus. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  13. Next morning there came a Boston paper containing a notice of the marriage, and this Guy sent to Daisy, with only the faint tracing of a pencil to indicate the paragraph. – Miss McDonald by Mary J. Holmes
  14. The tracing obtained is rather complicated, since two sets of lines are found marked. – Artistic Anatomy of Animals by Édouard Cuyer
  15. It is a process which every one feels, but which cannot be defined;- and it can be illustrated only by tracing its influence, in regard to those objects to which it is more particularly directed. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  16. And on this account I have drawn a parallel between their lives, tracing out the points of resemblance between them. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  17. The tank was quite full, and continued so for two or three days after, when, without any great call upon it from the cattle, it sensibly diminished, and at length dried up, and we should have been obliged to fall back, if in tracing up the little gully we had not found a pond that enabled us to keep our ground. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  18. The children were soon busy tracing their States and cutting them out. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  19. He went and told the king that he had succeeded in tracing the thief, and would be ready to deliver him up at night if the king would send some constables with him. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day