without a trace

idiom

: without leaving any signs to show where one went
He disappeared/vanished without a trace.

Examples of without a trace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His most recent murder charge was for the disappearance and death of Isabel Celis, who disappeared from her room without a trace in 2012. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 12 Apr. 2024 Sugar’s latest client is veteran film producer Jonathan Siegel (James Cromwell), whose granddaughter Olivia (Sydney Chandler) has disappeared without a trace. Alison Herman, Variety, 5 Apr. 2024 But Ohtani playfully consoles him, without a trace of frustration on his face. Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2024 Amid the never-ending night, eight men who operate a research station in a remote town vanish without a trace. Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2024 Stranded in the cold, all 129 men aboard perished, and the wooden ships disappeared without a trace. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 24 Jan. 2024 A day later, Roque, a U.S. citizen, had disappeared without a trace. Cara Tabachnick, CBS News, 17 Feb. 2024 The whole affair seemed destined to melt without a trace. Jesse Barron, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2024 These datasets mirror the essence of real data without a trace of actual user information, providing a safe training ground for AI models without real-world privacy risks. Kannan Venkatraman, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024

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“Without a trace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20a%20trace. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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