An example of a remnant is the last yard of fabric that remains after all the other fabric has been sold.
An example of a remnant of the past is rotary telephones.
A remnant of his past glory.
A remnant of his former pride.
Origin of remnant
- Middle English remanant, remnant from Old French remanant from present participle of remaindre to remain remain
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition