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なり [なり] (nari2)
    Meaning: expresses continuing state
    Example: he kept staring at her
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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Verb(た形)+なり implies one movement is continuing. 〜したまま。


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ex #5743   会社を出たなり、いつまでも帰らない。 
He left the office and hasn't come back.  
ex #5744   彼女を見つめたなり、しばらくの間微動だにしなかった。  
He stared at her and didn't move an inch for a while.  

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  • nari    (there are a few nari forms which have very different meanings.) [dc]
  • kiri2    (similar) [dc]
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dcis this identical to -kiri
he went ... (and hasnt been seen since)

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