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Word: linger

Definition: loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.

Sentences Containing 'linger'

"It's your call"." Christopher John Farley of "Time" magazine wrote that the album ranged from being "relaxing" to "cathartic", and "these vocals from one of the best country singers linger in the mind".
Again, as the three go on arm-in-arm, and I linger behind alone, I follow some of those looks, and wonder if my mother's step be really not so light as I have seen it, and if the gaiety of her beauty be really almost worried away.
And now, as I close my task, subduing my desire to linger yet, these faces fade away.
For example, it is believed that a recently deceased spirit will linger in the living world for 49 days.
However, OP residues linger on fruits and vegetables.
It was with a singular jumble of sadness and pleasure that I used to linger about my native place, until the reddening winter sun admonished me that it was time to start on my returning walk.
Overt injustices linger long in the memory of football people and Stockport's then player manager, Mike Summerbee, later referred to that game as: "...the only time in my professional career that I was cheated out of a result." He was appointed to the Football League Cup Final of 1982, when Liverpool defeated Tottenham 3–1, after extra time.
Owen Gleiberman of "Entertainment Weekly", praised Carey's performance, describing it as having been "an authentically deglammed compassion" and praised the film for 'capturing' "how a lost girl rouses herself from the dead" and for Daniels' showing "unflinching courage as a filmmaker by going this deep into the pathologies that may still linger in the closets of some impoverished inner-city lives."
Professor Petro said that initial impressions conveyed by respected news outlets tend to linger on, even if the story later changes radically, and "it is therefore not surprising that American pundits and politicians continue to refer to the events of last August as 'Russian aggression,' even though subsequent reporting has debunked this as a myth."
The band completed and released its second album, titled "Ghosts That Linger" in October 2009.
The legacy of these social divisions was to linger for many decades.
The manufacturer recommends letting the paste linger in the mouth before rinsing.
The old woman continues to linger at the clinic, much to Mina's annoyance.
The report concedes that some – but not all – of this disparity can be attributed to "residual odors", which linger even after contraband is removed from the vehicle.
You know I have a certain weakness for mechanism, and I was inclined to linger among these; the more so as for the most part they had the interest of puzzles, and I could make only the vaguest guesses at what they were for.
``Come, come, my friend,''interrupted the marquise,``do not neglect your duty to linger with us.
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