from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a lingering manner, persistently, tending to remain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With delay; slowly; tediously.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a lingering manner; with delay; slowly; tediously.

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

  • adv. in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way


lingering +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Cassowary "-- he pronounced the word lingeringly as though to prolong his pleasure in it --" real name doesn't matter.

    The Madness of May

  • I shall beard him in his gullet, and, while he lingeringly chokes to death over my unpalatableness and general spinefulness, do you, fair damsels, flee to the mountains lest the valleys fall upon you.


  • He slowed the pace and lingeringly kissed the area covered by my panties.

    Recipe for Love

  • She leaned over him and pressed her lips softly and lingeringly to his hair.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • He looked lingeringly over her, coming back now and again to the eyes, behind the deep earnestness of which he could not guess lay concealed a deeper sneer.

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • Daisy leaned over and kissed him, lingeringly and passionately.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  •  He kissed Anneliese lingeringly when she and Hymen dropped him off in his driveway.


  • Then it spent about half an hour eating it slowly and lingeringly, one tiny bite at a time, and licking its lips after each one.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • He did not break his glance, but raised her hand and lingeringly kissed the inside of her wrist.

    The Dressmaker

  • Leaning in unsteadily, the girl chucked him under the chin and then kissed him, lingeringly, on the lips.

    Kiss & Break Up


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