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There’s one more moment in this section I want to linger on before we move on to Part 3.

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At a car lot, three salesmen were lingering by the showroom door, and one had his mask below his nose.

His death sparked protests nationwide over systemic racism and its lingering effects in American society, in places ranging from courtrooms to classrooms.

Simply stated, we’re going to run out of money if we linger any longer in bankruptcy.

As of Wednesday, occupancy around the inauguration lingered just below 6 percent, a reality that she called “somewhat alarming” for her industry.

Occasional, more traditional efforts have met with success—the Big Apple Circus and lingering smaller acts.

Was there lingering resentment over you choosing your wife over Lauryn?

In the midst of that fierce winter, Anna fell ill, developing a nasty, lingering cough.

So that stigma, despite the success of the last decade, is still lingering.

So why is that such a lingering stereotype in the way pop culture represents Hollywood?

A lingering hope was dispelled when, looking right and left along Bond Street, he failed to perceive the missing pair.

He saw enough in her face to impel him to take her hand and hold it while he said his lingering good night.

There was a faint, pleasant odor lingering in the room—a vaguely familiar odor.

The royal family were still in the dungeons of the Temple, lingering through the dreary hours of the most desolate imprisonment.

Having penned these lines, Queeker heaved a deep sigh—cast one long lingering gaze on the moon, and went to bed.


On this page you'll find 65 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lingering, such as: abiding, constant, continuing, deep-rooted, deep-seated, and enduring.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.