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Definition a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
  • They are working to eliminate remnants of al-Qaeda in that area.
remnants = small amounts that remains after the rest is gone
  • They found remnants of an ancient civilization.
  • remnants = remaining traces
  • She saves money by purchasing remnants to make most of her clothes.
  • remnants = cloth that is left after most has been sold
  • The Yuan dynasty conquered the last remnant of the Song dynasty in 1279.
  • remnant = of the little that remained
  • At first much of their time was spent in seeking out the remnants of the White Witch's army and destroying them,
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • remnants = the small parts that remained after the rest was gone
  • It was long after dusk when Mina and I went out with the remnants of 27 and 53 and a bottle of brown ale in a paper bag.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • remnants = small amounts that remains after the rest is gone
  • They had devoured, in spite of all my efforts to prevent them, all but a small remnant of the contents of the dish.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • remnant = a small amount that remains after the rest is gone
  • His feet were still wrapped in the remnants of the coat and the shreds of tarp and...
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • remnants = small amounts that remains after the rest is gone
  • He pulled the torn remnants of his windbreaker, pieces really, around his shoulders and tried to hold what heat his body could find.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • remnants = small amounts that remains after the rest is gone
  • There was still a remnant of sunset light in the sky,
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • remnant = last bit
  • Clay's remnants still lie there in our garden.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • And I will execute judgment upon thee and the whole remnant of thee shall I scatter to the winds ....
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Before either Little Man or I could answer, Mama and Big Ma emerged from the field with Stacey, the sacks now blackened remnants in their hands.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • That remnant of Tumaini gave me hope.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • The remnants of the D team took Shiva to the recovery room and then waited in the locker room.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The last remnants of strength fled from Cinder, leaving her exhausted and weak.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • 'And my money,' she continued; returning his angry glare, and meantime biting a piece of crust, the remnant of her breakfast.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • If this naming revolution was indeed inspired by Black Power, it would be one of the movement's most enduring remnants.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Kicking the remnants of her dress aside, she bent down and very gently returned the baby to its mother's back.
    James Vance Marshall  --  Walkabout
  • A strange electricity still seemed to cling to Simon, a remnant of the brutally shining light that had enveloped the roof when Lilith was destroyed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels

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