Origin of remnant
Examples from the Web for remnants
Then when we arrive at his flat in Shepherd's Bush following the escape, perhaps there ought to be remnants of the ladder.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sets—which, really, were a feat of design and direction—appeared to be remnants of a Lewis Carroll fever dream.‘Peter Pan Live!’ Review: No Amount of Clapping Brings It to Life|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the valley floor outside the windows of the house are the remnants of FOB Michigan, turned over to the Afghan Army in 2011.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, their absence from the charts was a far cry from a trail of failed hits, remnants of creativity run dry.
Photos: Remnants of Lives Lost on MH17 Brazier was not “sick.”
Two teacups and a plate of cake stood on the table, the remnants of the early tea she and Lucy had taken a little while before.Thankful Rest|Annie S. Swan
Destroy the remnants of Government and cauterize the wound so that it will never re-infect again.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
Toward nightfall of that day, Paul looked for Scheffer, and found him in a room to which he had removed the remnants of his goods.
Then followed that frightful slaughter and the firing of the town, the remnants of which we saw to-day.Lige on the Line of March|Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
Where could they take the only remnants which reminded them of the bright home they had had that morning.
British Dictionary definitions for remnants
Word Origin for remnant
Word Origin and History for remnants
late 14c., contraction of remenant (c.1300), from Old French remanant "rest, remainder, surplus," noun use of present participle of remanoir "to remain" (see remain (v.)). Specific sense of "end of a piece of drapery, cloth, etc." is recorded from early 15c. An Old English word for "remnant" was endlaf.