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Definitions of remain

  1. continue in a place, position, or situation; " After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; " Stay with me, please"; " despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; " She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
  2. stay behind; " The smell stayed in the room"; " The hostility remained long after they made up"
  3. stay the same; remain in a certain state; " The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; " rest assured"; " stay alone"; " He remained unmoved by her tears"; " The bad weather continued for another week"
  4. be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; " There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; " Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U. S. did not fight a war"
  5. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
  6. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
  7. To await; to be left to.
  8. That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  9. The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
  10. That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.
  11. To stay behind when others have gone; to stay alive; endure; last; as, the memory of that day remains; be left after a part has been used, lost, etc.; as, little of his wealth remains; to be left as a possibility; as, that remains to be seen.
  12. The portion left; a dead body; ruins; works published after an author's death; as, literary remains.
  13. To stay behind; continue.
  14. To be left behind; continue; abide; stay.
  15. To continue in a place or state; to be left existing or left over; not to be lost; to be left.
  16. To continue; to be left after; to stay; to last or endure.
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Usage examples for remain

  1. I knew you would remain. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. We must remain therefore." – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  3. Her son asked her to remain. – Saint Augustin by Louis Bertrand
  4. Is it settled how long you remain in England? – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  5. Remain here, my Prince: I am going to find everything that is necessary for your going with me. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  6. Cannot he at least remain? – The Sign of Flame by E. Werner
  7. Till then remain quiet. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various
  8. However, I was not long to remain in darkness. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  9. Take twenty- five from thirty and five remain. – Superseded by May Sinclair
  10. You are safe so long as you remain here. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  11. If you would like me to remain, or if I can do any good, pray let me. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  12. My wife and I cannot remain here much longer, and I would like to help you to take him home. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  13. Still we remain a liddle. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  14. I will remain instead. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  15. Doctor Brudenell, I beg you, let me remain! – A Bachelor's Dream by Mrs. Hungerford
  16. All I ask of you is to remain here for a few moments longer. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  17. " Lettie," he wanted Lettie, so she had to remain at Highclose all night. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  18. There she was sure to remain for some hours, at the very least. – The Castle Of The Shadows by Alice Muriel Williamson
  19. One day he told her that if she went to Buyukderer he would not only follow her there, but he would remain there when Jimmy came out for the summer holidays. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  20. She, of course, will remain at home. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
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