Remain and Stay


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Remain verb – To remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state.
Usage example: the fact remains: it's still impossible to be in two places at once

Stay is a synonym for remain in continue topic. In some cases you can use "Stay" instead the word "Remain" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like action, state, keep, duration. popular alternative
Nearby Words: remainder, remaining
Synonyms for Remain


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Stay verb – To continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time.
Usage example: let's stay inside this pavilion until it stops raining

Remain is a synonym for stay in continue topic. You can use "Remain" instead the word "Stay" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as action, keep, duration, abide. popular alternative
Nearby Words: stayed, staying
Synonyms for Stay

Common collocations

character remain character stay character
thanks remain thanks stay thanks
group remain group stay group
place remain place stay place
Other nouns: time, way, world, money, game, evil, potential, side.

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Count Yorga So even if Yorga dies, his victims will stay undead, remain evil and continue to kill and turn people.
  • Fanfic / This Bites! Averted about halfway through when the characters who remain realize it's still broadcasting but keep it going so as to be a warning to all would-be travelers to stay away from Omatsuri Island.
  • Fanfic / Digimon 02 The Story We Never Told Hero with Bad Publicity: While the citizens treats the "monsters" as heroes, the experts and higher ups continue to remain suspicious of these "monsters" and urge to to stay cautious around them.
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