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remnant
used in The Souls of Black Folk

4 uses
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Definition
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
  • Here are the remnants of the vast plantations of the Sheldons, the Pellots, and the Rensons; but the souls of them are passed.
    Chapter 7 (26% in)
  • He digs hard to pay rent to the white girl who owns the remnant of the place.
    Chapter 7 (34% in)
  • ...waving oaks, a spread of lawn, myrtles and chestnuts, all ragged and wild; a solitary gate-post standing where once was a castle entrance; an old rusty anvil lying amid rotting bellows and wood in the ruins of a blacksmith shop; a wide rambling old mansion, brown and dingy, filled now with the grandchildren of the slaves who once waited on its tables; while the family of the master has dwindled to two lone women, who live in Macon and feed hungrily off the remnants of an earldom.
    Chapter 7 (59% in)
  • The families are both small and large; there are many single tenants,—widows and bachelors, and remnants of broken groups.
    Chapter 8 (20% in)

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