Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Drawing out in time; remaining long; protracted; dilatory in action: as, a lingering illness; lingering poisons.
- v. present participle of linger.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the act of tarrying
“He leaves the phrase lingering there as I ponder it.”
““Oh, well, a lingering disease,” Charmian said, placing the emphasis on the word lingering, as though she meant it was Thea who lingered, not the disease.”
“Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, said his group is working diligently on what he described as a lingering threat to the international community.”
“But those shouldn't blind investors to the other risk still lingering from the credit bust: how much bank assets are really worth.”
“Profit fell 18%, to $2.1 billion, as GE set aside $1.1 billion to cover liabilities still lingering from a now-divested consumer finance business in Japan.”
“*** Conglomerates General Electric 's profit fell 18%, to $2.1 billion, as the Connecticut-based conglomerate set aside $1.1 billion to cover liabilities still lingering from a now-divested consumer finance business in Japan.”
““Coastal erosion and hurricane protection are two of the most pressing issues faced by south Louisiana, and bureaucratic foot-dragging leaves in lingering jeopardy both our coast and the safety of the millions of Louisianians living there.””
“The question I have lingering is ... why did * I* stay?”
“I have a wee bit of prissiness still lingering from a childhood of parochial schooling.”
“Maroon walls, pictures of landscapes, some odor lingering from the kitchen.”
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