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remain to be seen

To not yet be clear, certain, or known. We can see for ourselves the disaster's immediate impact, but the long-term environmental effects remain to be seen. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the president's popularity on other issues will carry over into this more controversial endeavor.
See also: remain, seen

remain in touch

To maintain contact with another person, especially at intervals so as to stay up to date with each other's lives. My old high school friends and I tried remaining in touch after we graduated, but we all started drifting apart once college got underway. Now, make sure you remain in touch, OK? I want to hear all about your time in Paris!
See also: remain, touch

it remains to be seen

Something is not yet clear, certain, or known. We can see for ourselves the disaster's immediate impact, but it remains to be seen what the long-term environmental effects will be. Of course, it remains to be seen whether the president's popularity on other issues will carry over into this more controversial endeavor.
See also: remains, seen

remain in touch

(with someone or something) Go to keep in touch (with someone or something).
See also: remain, touch

it remains to be seen

COMMON If you say it remains to be seen, you mean that nobody knows what will happen or whether something will happen. It still remains to be seen what kind of after-effects she will suffer in the future. It remains to be seen whether her parliamentary colleagues will agree.
See also: remains, seen

it remains to be seen

something is not yet known or certain.
1996 Scientific American It remains to be seen how well Russian and U.S. spacefarers will work together…in the more demanding environment of a space station under construction.
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Despite the expectation of slowing economic growth, at least in the first half of 2007, earnings and cash flow are expected to remain robust, though some sub-sectors may be flat or have marginal increases.
During its last operations in North Korea, a JPAC recovery team found six sets of remains near the Chosin Reservoir, the scene of heavy fighting involving Chinese and U.
The Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team will fly the remains back to their headquarters in Hawaii for identification, if necessary using mitochondrial DNA obtained by tracking down maternal relatives, command spokeswoman Maj.
In rare cases, biological remains survive scavengers and decomposition, become buried, and evade geological processes such as erosion.
The outlook for seniors housing remains favorable as the national economic recovery gains strength going into 2006," comments Gary R.
To Native American groups and their supporters, NAGPRA and similar laws are long-overdue measures that protect burial remains and sacred objects, helping redress the wrongs Indians have suffered since 1492.
Democracy remains a stranger to the region with few, indeed, very few exceptions where the democratic process is always under the threat of authoritarianism raising its head again.
bishops requested and received permission from the Vatican to allow celebration of the funeral liturgy with cremated remains in place of the body.
If you can afford to be buried in one of the individual graves, you lie there for 40 years, after which your remains will be removed from the earth, transferred to a small urn and stored indefinitely in the tower.
This ensures that control of the company remains with the historic shareholders and that the organization does not suffer from conflicting management philosophies.
Yet the Reports' central mission remains the same, to give voice to those who have been denied the freedoms and rights provided for in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Because dispositions for arrest charges remain essential for so many purposes, ranging from employment matters to firearm purchaser screening, it remains paramount that agencies create the arrest record first.
Fossils are the remains of plants and animals usually preserved in rock.
Even so, the sector remains under pressure to balance rising demand for services--especially in education, corrections, and health care--against the public desire for tax relief.