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remnant
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
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Definition
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
  • And suddenly there were only three or four paltry days left, a remnant hardly worth considering, though given some weight by the two upcoming periodical deviations in the daily routine, but already filled with thoughts of packing and farewell.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (7% in)
  • No matter what the weather, winter was always in view, if only at a distance—remnants and traces of snow lay glistening in crevices and Assures of the craggy Rhatikon chain that seemed to block the entrance to the valley, and a constant snowy salute came from mountain majesties far to the south.
    5.7 - Research (4% in)
  • The dying girl was a charming young thing—blond, with eyes the exact color of forget-me-nots—who looked fragile, but not all that pathetic, despite a dreadful loss of blood and only meager remnants of lung tissue still available for labored breaths.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (42% in)
  • There were still remnants of snow on the wet boughs of the silver fir.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (58% in)
  • Here I lie against my column, with real remnants of my dream still inside my body—both the icy horror of the bloody feast and the previous boundless joy, my joy in the happiness and gentle manners of that fair humanity.
    6.7 - Snow (89% in)
  • Rocks like basalt, remnants of former realities, which the Spirit has left so far behind that it refuses even to associate the notion of reality with them, persist in their dogged way; their very lumpish, dead continuance unfortunately prevents them in their inanity from realizing how inane they are.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (22% in)
  • Snow had fallen in huge flakes several times over the last few days, but had not stuck and merely left the ground wet; the drifts of winter had melted, evaporated, and vanished, except for a few scattered remnants.
    7.5 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Conclusion) (4% in)
  • It was uncertain if they were all strep; it was more i:han likely, however, that the symptoms of toxicity came from them—though one could not be certain, of course, how many of those symptoms might be credited to unvanquished remnants of tuberculosis definitely present as well.
    7.6 - The Great Stupor (95% in)

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