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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. State of remaining; stay.
  9. That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  10. The posthumous works or productions, esp. literary works, of one who is dead; as, Cecil's
  11. That which is left; relic; remainder; - chiefly in the plural.
  12. 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.
  13. The portion left; a dead body; ruins; works published after an author's death; as, literary remains.
  14. To stay or be left behind: to continue in the same place: to be left after or out of a greater number: to continue in an unchanged form or condition: to last.
  15. To stay behind; continue.
  16. To be left behind; continue; abide; stay.
  17. To continue in a place or state; to be left existing or left over; not to be lost; to be left.
  18. To continue; to be left after; to stay; to last or endure.
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Quotes of remain

  1. Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them. – Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
  2. Laws against homosexual behavior should remain on the books. – Orson Scott Card
  3. Some things remain fragments, just the lyrics and melodies or a line or two or a verse. – Tracy Chapman
  4. I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off -camera. – Leonardo DiCaprio
  5. The rest of the world needs the US economy and financial system to recover in order for it to revive. We remain at the center of global economic activity with financial and trade ties to every region of the globe. – Timothy Geithner
  6. Indeed, if a chief question does remain how is the power to think possible? - The power to think right and left, before and without, with and above experience? then it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language. – Johann G. Hamann
  7. But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart. – Anne Hutchinson
  8. It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet. – Franz Kafka
  9. While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions, America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi. – Ron Kind
  10. If I remain healthy, I can win more races, but I don't think so much about setting new records. I'm already proud to have become the leading Austrian World Cup racer. – Hermann Maier
  11. I was forced to live far beyond my years when just a child, now I have reversed the order and I intend to remain young indefinitely. – Mary Pickford
  12. Everyone I have spoken with so far recognises the need for the IRA to respond positively and every has said sooner is better than later and I think there is some concern if it does continue to delay much longer that the situation isn't going to remain the same. – Mitchell Reiss
  13. At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible. – Cliff Stearns
  14. I remain a humanist. We are a very curious race. – Michael Tippett
  15. I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism. – Gijs de Vries

Usage examples for remain

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

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