Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Drawing out in time; remaining long; protracted; dilatory in action: as, a lingering illness; lingering poisons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Delaying.
  • adjective Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted.

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  • verb Present participle of linger.

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

  • noun the act of tarrying

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He leaves the phrase lingering there as I ponder it.

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  • “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.

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  • 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.

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  • But those shouldn't blind investors to the other risk still lingering from the credit bust: how much bank assets are really worth.

    A Fire Sale in Wilmington

  • 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.

    GE Revenue Takes a Hit; Energy Drops

  • *** 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.

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  • “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.”

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  • “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.”

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  • The question I have lingering is ... why did * I* stay?

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  • I have a wee bit of prissiness still lingering from a childhood of parochial schooling.

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  • Hanging around an underwear boutique.

    September 28, 2008

  • They have wifi in underwear boutiques?

    September 28, 2008

  • Not sure about wireless. They usually have strapless.

    September 28, 2008