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remaining Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    remain; rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week
  2. verb continue in a place, position, or situation
    remain; continue; stay on; stay.
    • After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser
    • Stay with me, please
    • despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year
    • She continued as deputy mayor for another year
  3. verb be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.
    • There remains the question of who pulled the trigger
    • Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war
  4. verb stay behind
    remain; stay; persist.
    • The smell stayed in the room
    • The hostility remained long after they made up
  5. adjective satellite not used up
    left over; unexpended; leftover; odd; left.
    • leftover meatloaf
    • she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
    • some odd dollars left
    • saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
    • unexpended provisions

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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