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‘Remain’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Remain’ as a verb.


All that remained was to marshal themselves, and proceed into the Concert Room.

From ‘Persuasion’, by Jane Austen.


“Is your sister at Pemberley still?”

“Yes, she will remain there till Christmas.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


They had seen no one, near or distant, for a long time; and the solitude remained unbroken.

From ‘Hard Times’, by Charles Dickens.

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No one but an anarchist would go about breaking statues.

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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