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  • verb Present participle of retrace.

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Examples

  • They couldn't desert Pesky at this point, nor were they keen on the idea of retracing their steps by themselves.

    The Cruise of a Deathtime

  • His joy was great when he saw me, and his progress towards recovery was so rapid that he abandoned the idea of retracing his steps, and encouraged by my presence, thought he could accomplish the journey to London without danger.

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Here I should explain that after much discussion we had abandoned the idea of retracing the route followed by Marais on his ill-fated journey towards Delagoa.

    Marie An Episode in The Life of the late Allan Quatermain

  • Twelve or fourteen feet separated us, hungry and tired wanderers as we were, from food and rest; the only crossing-place was some miles lower down, near the house in fact; so even the most timid amongst us scouted the idea of retracing our steps.

    Station Life in New Zealand

  • His joy was great when he saw me, and his progress towards recovery was so rapid that he abandoned the idea of retracing his steps, and encouraged by my presence, thought he could accomplish the journey to

    Philip Gilbert Hamerton An Autobiography, 1834-1858, and a Memoir by His Wife, 1858-1894

  • After drifting into Islam, he went to Pakistan in November 1999 with the idea of retracing the route of the fabled Silk Road on horseback.

    NYT > Global Home

  • Hicks, who was a convert to Islam, went to Pakistan in November 1999 with the idea of retracing the route of the fabled Silk Road on horseback.

    Google News Canada - Top Stories

  • Mr. Hicks, who was a convert to Islam, went to Pakistan in November 1999 with the idea of retracing the route of the fabled Silk Road on horseback.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

  • After Helen Sablan read the journal, she became intrigued with the idea of retracing her aunt's steps.

    Anderson Independent Mail Stories

  • As part of his online strategy, De La Garza held a contest to give away Fiestas to bloggers for noteworthy excursions, such as retracing Paul Revere's Midnight Ride or Route 66 coast-to-coast, in exchange for posting about their adventures.

    Patricia Martin: Auto Industry, Meet Twitter: Ford Re-Launches Fiesta

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