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The dictator has remained in power for over 20 years.
The economy remains fragile.
Japan’s low crime rate remains the envy of the industrialized world.
Her answer remained ‘no’ even after we begged her to reconsider.
Population growth remains a serious issue in Bangladesh.
Andrew remained firm in his belief that the policy was wrong.
We remain confident that our company offers the lowest prices available.
You must remain in bed for three days after surgery.
His family remained at home while he looked for work in London.
My financial problems remained even after I had found a job.
Only a handful of these rare fish remain in Scotland.
Although the area has certainly improved, much remains to be accomplished.
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