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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.
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While the company has developed various new channels to enhance its business profile, the effectiveness of these channels remains to be seen.
Whether the company will continue to be subject to similar dividend obligations after the capital withdrawal by the parent remains to be seen.