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as in rubble
the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed the remains of the house ripped apart by the tornado littered the block for weeks afterward

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as in corpse
a dead body archaeologists discovered the remains of an Incan woman and carefully excavated her burial site, which promised to yield important clues about her status

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present tense third-person singular of remain

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“Remains.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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