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Definition what remains after the main part is gone

Specialized senses of residue include:
  • chemistry:  remaining substance after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process
  • law:  residue, residual estate, residuary estate, or residuum reference that part of a dead person's money and property that is left after all debts, and specific bequests have been fulfilled.
  • My mouth was dry and tasted like gasoline residue.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Edward was not entirely without hopes of some favourable change in his mother towards him; and on THAT he rested for the residue of their income.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He thought, this is the residue of many people put together, of human bodies pressed into a mass, with no space to move, with no air to breathe.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • —who could not tolerate the slashing, braying residue that called itself his MOTHER.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Clairvoyants have long claimed to feel a residue of psychic energy on common objects, left by the people who have touched them.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Another thing troubling her, she said, was a bloody residue that had come out on the catheter, indicating problems with the stomach wall.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • I look down and take inventory, and then brush off with my hands the ashen residue left from the fallen beast.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • We find a small residue of urine.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Beyond the cauldron were long wooden tables covered with beakers and flasks encrusted with black residue.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Cyril would marry Miss Quested—he grew certain of it, all the unexplained residue of the Marabar contributing.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • That should provide hours of calm and keep us clear of any poisonous residue.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • But still, the residue was a very large puddle.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • A hull fracture would kill you just as fast, just down here there'd be less residue for the next boat to try and recover."
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The texture was kind of gritty and there was residue that stuck to my fingers as I rolled it.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • His hands were packed tightly with splinters, and his teeth were caked with residue from the fallout.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The hangover's residue of relaxation had freed me of the tensions that had always defeated me before.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • There was a residue of pain there.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • The residue of the human spirit smeared on inanimate objects was all he could withstand of humanity.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • It was the duty of Sergeant Jacobs to act as a human sieve-retaining the grosset matter and passing on the residue to his superior.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • It was altered the instant I got on the line, of course; a prearranged signal for a swift goodbye, but the residue remained.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity

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