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Definitions of linger

  1. To delay; to remain long; to hesitate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To protract; drag; be long about going or coming; lag. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To protract; to draw out. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To spend or pass in a lingering manner; - with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To delay; loiter; remain long in any state. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To remain long in any state: to loiter: to hesitate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. remain present although waning or gradually dying; "Her perfume lingered on" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. leave slowly and hesitantly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To protract; to prolong wearisomely. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To delay; to loiter; to be slow in action or decision; to be protracted. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for linger

  1. May 7. It is needless to linger over the closing scene at Gurney's Station. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  2. And Phillis was too thankful to be released to linger any longer; but her cheeks were burning as she walked down the avenue. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
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