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 Meanings and Examples of LINGER
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linger
 v.  be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay
Classic Sentence: (179 in 12 pages)
1  As soon as dinner was over he set out again for the wood-lot, not daring to linger till Jotham Powell left.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  I'm going to hunt in old towns and old countries where some of the old times must still linger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
3  She vaguely supposed that, to raise the first sum, he had borrowed on her securities; but this was a point over which her curiosity did not linger.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  At supper the men ate like vikings, and the chocolate cake, which I had hoped would linger on until tomorrow in a mutilated condition, disappeared on the second round.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
5  Without knowing why, we used to linger on the sidewalk outside the church when the lamps were lighted early for choir practice or prayer-meeting, shivering and talking until our feet were like lumps of ice.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VI
6  We high-school boys used to linger on the playground at the afternoon recess to watch them as they came tripping down the hill along the board sidewalk, two and two.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
7  When we passed a candy store her footsteps would hesitate and linger.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
8  We used to linger a long while over our coffee in that sunny corner.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
9  He did not lead the way, however, he directed the way; and he himself loitered behind with the lovers, who had betrayed a disposition to linger and hold themselves apart.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
10  She did not linger to discuss class distinctions with Madame Pouponne, but hastened to a neighboring grocery store, feeling sure that Mademoiselle would have left her address with the proprietor.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
11  A small ring of wonderstruck children and nursemaids would gather to watch him and linger even when he and uncle Charles had sat down again and were talking athletics and politics.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  Therefore, I will not linger on the past.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
13  As the painter looked at the gracious and comely form he had so skilfully mirrored in his art, a smile of pleasure passed across his face, and seemed about to linger there.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
14  "Days in summer, Basil, are apt to linger," murmured Lord Henry.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
15  But the strange expression that he had noticed in the face of the portrait seemed to linger there, to be more intensified even.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
Example Sentence:
1  That cultural tendencies linger in hereditary religious traditions.
2  India is anxious to avoid inflaming tensions with China, which linger from a 1962 border war.
3  Unfortunately the tax will linger on until April.
4  After the play had finished, we lingered for a while in the bar hoping to catch sight of the actors.
5  The girl lingered by the lake until it was dark.
6  The scent of her perfume lingered on in the room.
7  The mortally wounded soldier lingered on for a few days until at last he died.
8  She lingered after the concert, hoping to meet the star.
9  Perhaps the glassy stare had lingered in his eyes, for Scales looked at him queerly.
10  All the other guests had gone home, but Cage lingered around as if she wanted to talk to me.
11  In the capacious rotunda of the railroad terminal, thousands of travelers lingered while waiting for their train.
12  Previous efforts at establishing a framework for joint action foundered on the rocks of lingering suspicion and genuine differences over issues like the crisis in the Balkans.
13  These figures kill off any lingering hopes of an early economic recovery.
14  The media frenzy is over, but the problem lingers on.