LINGER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of linger
Definition:
v. be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay
Example:
India is anxious to avoid inflaming tensions with China, which linger from a 1962 border war.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
Alone I linger, I pluck the bitter herb by the ruined wall, the churchyard wall, and press its sour, its sweet, its sour, long grey leaf, so, twixt thumb and finger.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
It was with a singular jumble of sadness and pleasure that I used to linger about my native place, until the reddening winter sun admonished me that it was time to start on my returning walk.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As they were all going out again, he favoured her with one slight roll of his movable eye, desiring her to linger behind.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
Here he walked even faster than before; nor did he linger until he had again turned into a court; when, as if conscious that he was now in his proper element, he fell into his usual shuffling pace, and seemed to breathe more freely.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He would have liked to linger on, watching her tidy up and then settle down to her sewing; but he wanted still more to get the hauling done and be back at the farm before night.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
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 Context
Scarlett did not want to linger, for the atmosphere oppressed her, but Melanie and her two sisters were anxious for a longer visit, so the four stayed for dinner and ate sparingly of the side meat and dried peas which were served them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Again he was the only one who caught the apple, and he did not linger an instant, but galloped off with it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
A throng of evil, base, or irritated souls, who have traversed life and have vanished into eternity, linger there almost entirely visible still beneath the form of some monstrous word.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Brooms and dishcloths never could be as distasteful as they once had been, for Beth had presided over both, and something of her housewifely spirit seemed to linger around the little mop and the old brush, never thrown away.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context