verb (used without object)
- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.
- traces of some quality, condition, etc.
- a dead body; corpse.
- parts or substances remaining from animal or plant life that occur in the earth's crust or strata: fossil remains; organic remains.
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Fossils eroding out of footprint-bearing sediment included remains of elephants and large gazelles called oryxes, but not humans.Seven footprints may be the oldest evidence of humans on the Arabian Peninsula|Bruce Bower|September 17, 2020|Science News
When fires burn up vegetation, the charred remains become hydrophobic—meaning they repel away any water.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides|Ula Chrobak|September 17, 2020|Popular Science
Until now, the oldest remains of an ancient gibbon species consisted of a small number of teeth found in China, which date from around 7 million to 9 million years ago.A stray molar is the oldest known fossil from an ancient gibbon|Bruce Bower|September 8, 2020|Science News
She’s a bioarchaeologist — someone who studies human history through research on human remains.Women like Mulan didn’t need to go to war in disguise|Bethany Brookshire|September 4, 2020|Science News For Students
Its remains will then be smeared out into a system of rings, like the rings of Saturn but smaller and darker.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Any plans to grow her exercise movement must, she insists, remain “completely organic.”How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To those who agreed with him, Bush pledged that the law against same-sex marriage would remain intact.
The people who are involved in the violence, they figure out ways to remain here at all costs and continue causing trouble.
But the qualities Mario Cuomo brought to public life—compassion, integrity, commitment to principle—remain in short supply today.
Instead, black models are required to remain meekly, silently off stage, waiting for a turn that may never come.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem|Danielle Belton|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
The observer might well remain perplexed at the pathetic discord between human work and human wants.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
But the quiet old town, with its musical name and its great orchestra, will long remain in my memory.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
And having nothing in their minds which seeks utterance, they remain quiet.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)