Definitions

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  • v. To remain in a particular place or status.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be persistent, refuse to stop

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The edge of the precipice looks over a tangle of jungle down upon the top of a giant milkwood tree (ALSTONIA SCHOLARIS), taken possession of by a colony of metallic starlings, whose hundreds of brown nests hang in clusters from the topmost branches.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Whether Morse succeeded to the satisfaction of Mr. DeForest does not appear from the correspondence, but both this portrait and that of Mr.. DeForest now hang in the galleries of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, and are here reproduced so that the reader may judge for himself.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • They seemed to hang in the air for a microsecond, and then picked up speed so rapidly they almost vanished before his eyes.

    Terror At Dawn

  • Ferrol let the silence hang in the air a moment longer before turning back to Demarco.

    Warhorse

  • Bautista repeated the word meaningfully, letting it hang in the air as he walked back to his long table.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Her portrait, by Wright of Derby, used to hang in the poet's dining-room.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • It is a shame to talk so much about a thing, and have it still hang in nubibus: but I was, and perhaps am, really nearer doing it than I had ever before been.

    The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol. I

  • I'd brought the camera from home in order to take some color shots of Tufa Lake, in hope of getting a good enough one to enlarge and hang in my front hall.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • The general was highly pleased, and, in accepting the gift, assured the donors that the flag should hang in his room wherever he went, and enshroud him when he died.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • His strong black hair, too short and thick to hang in lovelocks, covered his neck like a curling mane.

    The King Must Die

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