linger

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  • A happy smile lingered long on his face after the end had come. Cited from Letters to His Friends, by Forbes Robinson
  • I am sure you will have no wish to linger in this house after that. Cited from Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters, by May Agnes Fleming
  • However, we need not linger here over these ancient ways of regarding life. Cited from The War and the Churches, by Joseph McCabe
  • For some time, however, the war lingered on without any decided success on either side. Cited from A Smaller History of Rome, by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • It is now out of production, though a few may linger in service.
  • Then, as it still lingered, he turned and made his way to his own camp. Cited from A Mating in the Wilds, by Ottwell Binns
  • He had left the way open for her to pass on, but she lingered. Cited from The Angel of Terror, by Edgar Wallace
  • These short-term lingering effects have a completely different character than the peak experience.
  • There they lingered a week, and then began the last stage of their journey home. Cited from Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters, by May Agnes Fleming
  • Think of all who went before us, Yet linger in our thoughts always.
  • However, lingering injury kept him out of the field for the next several seasons.
  • When the main body of the unit arrived, the storm still lingered over the town.
  • The disease lingered on for two years and she eventually died in great pain.
  • I'm afraid we have lingered too long in some of these places. Cited from Everyman's Land, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Their eyes lingered with special interest on the girl of the party. Cited from The Man of the Desert, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • The little party did not linger out on deck after the story had been told. Cited from Madge Morton's Secret, by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  • There was one group upon which my eyes first fell, and upon which my memory lingers. Cited from Prue and I, by George William Curtis
  • He lingered another half-hour, walked up and down the room many times and thought of many things. Cited from The Tragic Muse, by Henry James
  • For several years he lingered in the south, his constitution finally broken.
  • We will not linger, however, over the case of men like these. Cited from A Critical Examination of Socialism, by William Hurrell Mallock
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Meaning of linger

  • verb Remain present although waning or gradually dying
    Her perfume lingered on
  • verb Take one's time; proceed slowly