remain to be seen


: to not be exactly known or decided : be uncertain
It remains to be seen whether or not she was lying.

Examples of remain to be seen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The exact details of her final conversation remain to be seen. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2024 The potential effects of S.B. 4 on overall border crossings remain to be seen. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 19 Mar. 2024 Whether that’s enough revenue to begin the expensive process of developing an all-electric lineup of vehicles will remain to be seen. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 13 Feb. 2024 In the wake of the recent allegations against the Tuohy family, whether or not Johnson’s claims are similarly situated remain to be seen. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 3 Nov. 2023 The political ramifications of Mr. Attal’s measure remain to be seen. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 What questions the show will answer following the cliffhangers left after the shocking first season remain to be seen with its March 24 return. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Jan. 2023 What attempts there will be to enforce the ban, if any, remain to be seen this weekend. Chris Willman, Variety, 28 Apr. 2022 Kelly’s sentencing is in May, and the consequences for his associates—some of whom testified in hopes of leniency by the government—remain to be seen. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 28 Sep. 2021

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“Remain to be seen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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