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Philothea has glided from the apartment, as if afraid to remain in my presence.

But Mr. Hand, flattered by her politeness, begged her to remain.

It is expressed in conduct, of course; but conduct may fail while the attitude can remain constant.

It is loss for the one who departs as well as for those who remain behind.

I expect Mr. Smith here by six o'clock; will you remain with me and see him?

Hardy was not able to remain in Plymouth longer than Wednesday.

A few may be allowed to remain and develop for use as beets.

But the mystery was to remain unsolved, since Gilder now entered the office.

The water in which the hominy is cooked should remain on it.

There we were, and there perforce we must remain till we reached our destination.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Anglo-French remayn-, Old French remain-, stressed stem of remanoir "stay, dwell, remain; be left; hold out," from Latin remanere "to remain, to stay behind; be left behind; endure, abide, last" (cf. Spanish remaner, Italian rimanere), from re- "back" (see re-) + manere "to stay, remain" (see mansion). Related: Remained; remaining.

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