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  1. State of remaining; stay.
  2. That which is left; relic; remainder; -- chiefly in the plural.
  3. (Plural only) remains: That which is left of a human being after the life is gone; relics; a dead body.
  4. The posthumous works or productions, especially literary works of one who is dead.
    1. To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
    2. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
    3. To await; to be left to.
    • Dutch: blijven
    • French: demeurer, rester
    • German: bleiben
    • Italian: rimanere
    • Spanish: permanecer
    Etymology: From remain, stem of remanoir, from remanere.

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