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Synonyms for remains

Synonyms for remains

what remains after a part has been used or subtracted

a mark or remnant that indicates the former presence of something

the physical frame of a dead person or animal

Synonyms for remains

any object that is left unused or still extant

the dead body of a human being

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A little reflection will explain why along the rising coast of the western side of South America, no extensive formations with recent or tertiary remains can anywhere be found, though the supply of sediment must for ages have been great, from the enormous degradation of the coast-rocks and from muddy streams entering the sea.
Consequently formations rich in fossils and sufficiently thick and extensive to resist subsequent degradation, may have been formed over wide spaces during periods of subsidence, but only where the supply of sediment was sufficient to keep the sea shallow and to embed and preserve the remains before they had time to decay.
When such beds as were deposited in shallow water near the mouth of the Mississippi during some part of the glacial period shall have been upraised, organic remains will probably first appear and disappear at different levels, owing to the migration of species and to geographical changes.
In fact, this nearly exact balancing between the supply of sediment and the amount of subsidence is probably a rare contingency; for it has been observed by more than one palaeontologist, that very thick deposits are usually barren of organic remains, except near their upper or lower limits.
In this latter case, as long as the rate of subsidence and supply of sediment nearly balance each other, the sea will remain shallow and favourable for life, and thus a fossiliferous formation thick enough, when upraised, to resist any amount of degradation, may be formed.
And the tribe would remain always in the locality and he would be king again as he had in the past.
I tried to persuade Sir Phillip to urge the people to remain.
1] After a student has received his ribbon, he is "free"; he can cease from fighting, without reproach--except some one insult him; his president cannot appoint him to fight; he can volunteer if he wants to, or remain quiescent if he prefers to do so.
MY curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, for I could not remain where I was, but crept back to the bank again, whence, sheltering my head behind a bush of broom, I might command the road before our door.
The broad avenues were lined with women and children, among which were the few men whose duties necessitated that they remain within the city during the battle.
A "smoking gun,' possibly in the form of a kill site with varied now-extinct animal remains lying in the same sediments as both human remains and uncontaminated charcoal that could be radiocarbon-dated, continues to elude them.
Nevertheless, Fitch is cognizant that energy remains a 'wild card' and could provide some volatility to margins as it ripples through the supply chain.
Although recovery efforts have been hampered, the joint POW/MIA Command's Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC/CIL) in Hawaii is working to identify the remains of hundreds of Americans from that war.
We do have the remains of at least two individuals,'' Kern County Deputy Coroner Kelly Cowan said.