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- miscellaneous, fragmentary, or other writings still unpublished at the time of an author's death.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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OTHER WORDS FROM remainun·re·main·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for remain
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.
The cops climbed out and approached the man who remained in the street.
But his motives for shooting John Paul II have remained a mystery shrouded in multiple conspiracy theories.
He remained as hopeful as ever that he would himself join the NYPD, whatever the danger.
Dean Todd remained my friend until I graduated in 1988, with my degree in English literature.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet for all his enthusiasm for the American film industry, he remained forever an expatriate.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this bier was supposed to rest all that remained of the Kermis.Dutch Life in Town and Country|P. M. Hough
With all this, the general resistiveness, as has been stated, remained towards feeding or any other interference.Benign Stupors|August Hoch
Only Rome and Venice remained to be added to the united kingdom.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris
And then she remained rather distraught, pulling at the ruffling of her dress.The Lady of the Aroostook|William Dean Howells
The soldier, drying his eyes and moustache with his little blue cotton handkerchief, remained motionless as the god Terminus.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue