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  • n. Agent noun of linger; one who lingers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who lingers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lingers.

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

  • n. someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place


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  • Puamana was superstitious, solitary, vain about her looks, never late, indeed fanatical in matters of punctuality, a brisk walker, not a loiterer or a lingerer.


  • May I point out that you could be pulled over for flashing your highbeams at the left lane lingerer.

    Move over Jersey drivers, Manahan takes on the left-lane lingerers

  • On occasion, they may ask a truly recalcitrant lingerer to sign a statement acknowledging the risks of staying behind.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • The intransitive very inactive verb is from the 15th-century Scottish dialect noun lungis, meaning “laggard, lingerer,” rooted in the Latin Longinus, the apocryphal name of the soldier who lanced Jesus in the side, and was influenced by longus, “long,” associated with “slow.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Then just as the gangway was about to be withdrawn, it suddenly came over her that a whole ocean was soon to roll between her and those who loved her best, and she clung to Laurie, the last lingerer, saying with a sob ...

    Little Women

  • For the listener; for the lingerer with a love glides

    The Wreck of the Deutschland

  • TARRY thou yet, late lingerer in the twilight’s glory:

    A Call of the Sidhe

  • Tarry thou yet, late lingerer in the twilight's glory

    Imaginations and Reveries

  • By January the complex social mechanism of the metropolis was whirling smoothly again; the last ultra-fashionable December lingerer had returned from the country; those of the same caste outward bound for a

    The Fighting Chance

  • From what I had once called myself, "The Amateur Parisian," I grew (or declined) into a water-side prowler, a lingerer on wharves, a frequenter of shy neighbourhoods, a scraper of acquaintance with eccentric characters.

    The Wrecker


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