- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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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OTHER WORDS FROM remainun·re·main·ing, adjective
How to use remain in a sentence
Generally, the tools found alongside ancient remains are ones they used while alive.A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas|Kate Baggaley|November 4, 2020|Popular-Science
Another pit containing the remains of a 25- to 30-year-old man included two spearpoints, suggesting he had had also hunted large animals.Female big-game hunters may have been surprisingly common in the ancient Americas|Bruce Bower|November 4, 2020|Science News
Large ovens and remains of partly burned animal bones and sweet potatoes at Tambo Viejo fit a scenario in which public feasts followed ritual sacrifices.Mummified llamas yield new insights into Inca ritual sacrifices|Bruce Bower|October 27, 2020|Science News
Her remains turned up three years ago in a cave in what is now Croatia.Some Neandertal genes may up the risk of severe COVID-19|Tina Hesman Saey|October 19, 2020|Science News For Students
When he talks about the biosphere, he means all the places on the planet where life is found — including the remains of a giant whale.Whales get a second life as deep-sea buffets|Stephen Ornes|October 15, 2020|Science News For Students
As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Late Wednesday night, French authorities reported that Mourad had surrendered to police, while the two brothers remained at large.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects|Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The cops climbed out and approached the man who remained in the street.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They stood in a single row, united by solemn respect as the Liu family remained inside.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss|Michael Daly|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The flight path remained close to the Indonesian archipelago, well within what is the normal reach of air traffic control radar.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For several months he remained under a political cloud, charged with incompetency to quell the Philippine Rebellion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The Afghan was true to his salt, and their own retainers, who had come with them from Lucknow, remained steadfast at this crisis.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.The Boarded-Up House|Augusta Huiell Seaman
The last-named building remained in the possession of the Unitarians until 1861, when it was sold to the Roman Catholics.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
But one thing remained for Felipe now, If Ramona lived, he would find her, and restore to her this her rightful property.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson