[ verb ] stay the same; remain in a certain state


stay rest


"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"

Used in print

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

His various aesthetic postulates remain as landmarks of a_house_divided_against_itself : Supra_Expressionism , Neo Paganism , Neo_Classicism , Neo_Romanticism , Neo_Jazz , Neo Ecclesiasticism , Neo Popularism , and most_recently , Post Serialism - all competing with each other within one composer !

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

For many_of these measurements the chest must be opened , but the blood_vessels and the heart itself remain undisturbed .

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

His earlier love for literature and history remained with him for his entire life .

The sequence of events leading to his important discovery still remains ambiguous but it seems that one of the advanced students at the university related that the first direct event that led to the publication of Oersted 's discovery occurred during a private lecture made before a group of other advanced students in the spring of 1820 .

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

But with all the changes in philosophy , dress and terrain - a_few things remain constant , including the devotion of Americans to the great field_sports , hunting and fishing .

[ verb ] continue in a place, position, or situation


stay stay_on continue


: "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"

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

He remained there for four years before moving to Rensselaer_Polytechnic_Institute in Troy , N._Y. .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

But except for a vague adherence to the basic storyline - i.e. , that Ruth remained with Naomi and finally wound_up with Boaz - the film version has little to do with the Bible .

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

When they have 4 to 6 leaves and are thrifty little plants , it 's time to set them out where they are to remain .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

But they are still enclosed in their larval cells and remain there throughout the summer , fall , and winter .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

Cousin_Joshua_Dover decided to remain with the Reverend and poor Isaac_Pitt until life passed_away - and he was hurt so badly he did not seem for long in this world .

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be bide hold_over lengthiness

[ 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"

Used in print

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Of_course , there remain many `` old-fashioned '' marriages in which the husband maintains his supremacy .

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

These questions have remained one of the great sea mysteries of_all_time .

But there remained one mysterious , unexplored gap , far to_the_north .

(Barry Goldwater, "A Foreign Policy for America"...)

This much having been said , the question remains whether we have the resources for the job we have to do - defeat Communism - and , if so , how those resources ought to be used .

(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)

And the fact remains that there are today few shining examples of Negroes in positions of intellectual leadership .

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be rest

[ verb ] stay behind


persist stay


"The smell stayed in the room" "The hostility remained long after they made up"

Used in print

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The bubble was filled to the top and special precautions were taken to prevent any sample from remaining in the capillary .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

The radius is calculated from the mass by assuming spheres of density * * f except for the smallest particles , which must have a higher mass density to remain in the solar_system in the presence of solar_radiation pressure .

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

It is assumed that the iodine released from the iodotyrosines remains in the iodide pool of the thyroid , where it is oxidised and re-incorporated into thyroglobulin .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

However , the litter remained , augmented by several dozen lunchroom suppers .

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linger stick