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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of linger.


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  • The second the thought pops into my head I immediately feel guilty, but the word lingers.


  • "Qiu's deftly paced suspense keeps the reader flipping pages until the over-the-top climax, but what lingers is his compelling portrait of China past and present, the eternal phoenix rising from the ashes."

    The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong: Book summary

  • Barleycorn -- a savagery that we still permit to exist, a deadly institution that lingers from the mad old brutal days and that takes its heavy toll of youth and strength, and high spirit, and of very much of all of the best we breed.

    Chapter 31

  • They were smart to release the second movie so quickly because buzz still lingers from the first one.

    Veronica Mars Movie Could Still Happen, Arrested Development Perhaps Not | /Film

  • In addition, a cataract formed in the affected eye and because of the swelling that still lingers from the infection, he cannot have it repaired.

    Sharing Personal Stories: Shingles

  • One memory that lingers from the numerous BIS meetings is that of Jaijit, in full professorial flow, using marker pens and the whiteboard to demolish some of the key arguments in support of OOXML.

    Digital Sovereignty

  • The big bumbling mouthful of a word lingers there, a pause that lasts too long before he continues with his report.

    'Magic Words' By Jill McCorkle: Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature

  • Yet the scent of cumin lingers and, when she closes her eyes, she sees chillies and garlic and home.

    CULTURAL ROOTS • by Rosie Claverton

  • The second part above leads into after becoming Naturalized, I understand the loss of the vehicle importation privilege but what lingers is the question that if upon securing your naturalization you already had an American plated vehicle with prior existing FM-3, does this mean you have to take that vehicle back NoB?

    Dual Citizenship Questions

  • The Trusts themselves are gone, the word lingers on.

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