vanish without (a) trace

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vanish without (a) trace

1. To disappear without any indication to one's or something's whereabouts. Police have been searching for two weeks to find a young girl who vanished without trace from her home in Rochester. Authorities are puzzled by the navy submarine that seemingly vanished without a trace last Thursday.
2. To be forgotten about by the population as a whole, especially after being very popular. The digital pets fad took the world by storm in the late 1990s, but pretty much vanished without a trace by the end of the millennium.
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Soon after, Cole and Elena vanish without trace and Dora becomes the unwitting heroine of her own harebrained adventure, accompanied by Diego and misfit classmates Sammy (Madeleine Madden) and Randy (Nicholas Coombe).
That craze saw children dare each other to vanish without trace for up to three days and took off quickly in France.
In reality, millions of euro of taxpayers' hardearned cash is being handed over to these overpaid suits - and not on replacing leaking pipes that allow up to two thirds of the nation's water supply to vanish without trace.
Experts and marine authorities around the globe were still baffled yesterday as to how the ship and 15 Russian crew could vanish without trace after it passed Brest in Brittany, France .
WITHOUT A TRACE: For someone we love to vanish without trace is the stuff of nightmares and this US drama, starring EnglandOs own Marianne Jean-Baptiste as New York FBI agent Vivian Johnson, deals slickly with the true horror of missing persons.
In almost all areas of life, there are classical standards which mature and sustain and gimmicks which fizz brilliantly for a short time and then vanish without trace.
The deficit may vanish without trace: The Clinton economic plan's, in place.
Hymnal Tribulation's all around It wears a human face All our untold stories Will vanish without trace Autumnal fields breathe quietly Suspended in a state of grace Unconscious of the mortal tears That water every mundane place Beckon sempiternal soil To enfold you in its warm embrace.
A sorcery that's quite specific in that it seems to cause ingredients and flavours to vanish without trace, at least during my visit this week for a meal that was, at best, underwhelming.
BUNGLING Theresa May has made it easier for terror suspects to vanish without trace by scrapping strict control orders, Labour's Yvette Cooper warned yesterday.
RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (15, 82 mins) Father Christmas is unearthed in a science expedition in Finland, In no time at all, almost all of the children from the local village vanish without trace, including Pietari's (Onni Tommila) best friend Juuso (Ilmari Jarvenpaa).
Six weeks after his sister Whitney (Amanda Righetti) and her pals vanish without trace during a camping expedition, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) goes in search of the missing girl.
"When machines like this vanish without trace it would appear they're being shipped out of the country."
It tells the tale of a school field trip which goes wrong, when four teenagers and a journalist vanish without trace in the vast African landscape.
But, crucially, the agencies charged with caring for kids have to sharpen up so that fewer are able to vanish without trace into a shadowy underworld where they can be exploited - or worse.