When all of the candy has been eaten except for one piece, this is an example of a time when one piece remains.
When a single room is left after a fire burns down the rest of the building, this is an example of a time when one room remains.
When everyone goes on vacation but you, this is an example of a time when you remain behind.
Only a few trees remained after the storm.
These matters remain in doubt.
We are remaining at home.
A cure remains to be found.
Despite the passing of so many years, the fond memories remain.
To remain a cynic.
A remaining memory.
There was no food in the house, so I had to remain hungry.
The light remained red for two full minutes.
Origin of remain
- Middle English remainen from Old French remanoir, remainer from Latin remanēre re- re- manēre to remain men-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition