Origin of remnant
Related formsrem·nant·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for remnant
My dad had worked for a while as a ranch hand, and his “Open Road” was a remnant of those days.
A frayed, foreshortened square of cloth is produced, a remnant of some great emotion.
It was a remnant of an older era of country song and show, without irony or drama.Kitty Wells, The Girl Singer Who Became Country’s Queen|Laura Cantrell|July 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“A remnant of you worries the same way you did when they were teenagers,” she says.Boomerang Moms: When Mommy Returns to Deal With ‘Adultescents’|Sally Koslow|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His arms are covered in tattoos, and he speaks with a bit of a lisp—a remnant, he says, of his California upbringing.Hunter Moore, Creator of ‘Revenge Porn’ Website Is Anyone Up?, Is the Internet’s Public Enemy No. 1|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There existed in his victory a remnant of defiance and of combat.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Captain Jekyl threw away the remnant of his cigar, with a little movement of pettishness, and began to whistle an opera air.St. Ronan's Well|Sir Walter Scott
Within a few days the remnant of the defeated fleet had been surrendered or burned at its anchors.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
It was on that day the remnant of his army went into camp at the Great Meadows.Elsie and Her Namesakes|Martha Finley
The abbey walls surround the churchyard, but almost the only other remnant is a single Decorated arch.