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Linger

see synonyms of linger

1. linger

remain present although waning or gradually dying

Example Sentences:
'Her perfume lingered on'

2. footle, hang around, lallygag, linger, loaf, loiter, lollygag, lounge, lurk, mess about, mill about, mill around, tarry

be about

Example Sentences:
'The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square'
'Who is this man that is hanging around the department?'

3. linger, tarry

leave slowly and hesitantly

4. dawdle, linger

take one's time; proceed slowly

5. hover, linger

move to and fro

Example Sentences:
'The shy student lingered in the corner'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


Linger

see synonyms of linger
verb (mainly intr)
1. 
to delay or prolong departure
2. 
to go in a slow or leisurely manner; saunter
3. 
to remain just alive for some time prior to death
4. 
to persist or continue, esp in the mind
5. 
to be slow to act; dither; procrastinate

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Linger

see synonyms of linger
verb intransitive
1. 
to continue to stay, esp. through reluctance to leave
lingering at the door
2. 
to continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
3. 
to be unnecessarily slow in doing something; delay; loiter
verb transitive
4. 
to spend (time) idly, slowly, etc.

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Linger

see synonyms of linger
intr.v. lin·gered, lin·ger·ing, lin·gers
1. To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance: Friends lingered at the picnic tables, chatting. See Synonyms at stay1.
2.
a. To continue or persist: a smell that lingered in the air; doubts that lingered in my mind.
b. To remain feebly alive for some time before dying.
3. To proceed slowly; saunter: "the careless grace and dignity with which she lingered along the garden path" (Henry James).
4. To devote considerable time to something, especially in a leisurely fashion: We lingered over the question for an hour.

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