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synonyms for lingering

  • abiding
  • constant
  • continuing
  • deep-rooted
  • deep-seated
  • enduring
  • ever-present
  • ingrained
  • lasting
  • lifelong
  • persistent
  • protracted
  • recurrent
  • recurring
  • stubborn
  • confirmed
  • fixed
  • incurable
  • obstinate
  • perennial
  • persisting
  • prolonged
  • rooted
  • routine
  • settled
  • sustained
  • ceaseless
  • continual
  • continuous
  • habitual
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • ineradicable
  • inveterate
  • long-lived
  • long-standing
  • tenacious
  • unabating
  • unmitigated
  • unyielding
  • usual
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antonyms for lingering

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  • ending
  • ephemeral
  • fleeting
  • short-lived
  • superficial
  • temporary
  • transient
  • yielding
  • indefinite
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How to use lingering in a sentence

There’s one more moment in this section I want to linger on before we move on to Part 3.
THE MIND-BOGGLING END OF SUSAN CHOI’S TRUST EXERCISE, EXPLAINEDCONSTANCE GRADYNOVEMBER 20, 2020VOX
At a car lot, three salesmen were lingering by the showroom door, and one had his mask below his nose.
MISS MANNERS: POLITE ALTERNATIVES TO ‘PULL YOUR MASK UP, BOZO!’JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
His death sparked protests nationwide over systemic racism and its lingering effects in American society, in places ranging from courtrooms to classrooms.
VIRGINIA CHEMISTRY TEACHER ASKED STUDENTS TO INSERT ‘NEON . . . NECK’ TO DESCRIBE HOW GEORGE FLOYD DIEDHANNAH NATANSONNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Simply stated, we’re going to run out of money if we linger any longer in bankruptcy.
BOY SCOUTS MUST SETTLE 95,000 ABUSE CLAIMS BY NEXT SUMMER — OR RISK RUNNING OUT OF CASHSAMANTHA SCHMIDTNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
As of Wednesday, occupancy around the inauguration lingered just below 6 percent, a reality that she called “somewhat alarming” for her industry.
WHAT WILL INAUGURATION DAY LOOK LIKE AMID A PANDEMIC?EMILY DAVIES, JUSTIN JOUVENALNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The BloombergNEF analysts said the effects of the economic disruption would linger through 2021 and emissions in the coming year could still be 5 percent lower than 2019 emissions.
U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS SET TO DROP TO LOWEST LEVEL IN THREE DECADESSTEVEN MUFSONNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
If not, one cup of coffee or a strong gin and tonic can linger for life.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WATER BOTTLE FOR YOUJOE JACKSONNOVEMBER 17, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The study also only looked at the spread of aerosolized particles that can linger in the air and not at the spread of the larger viral-laden droplets that fall to the ground more quickly.
HOW RISKY IS AIR TRAVEL IN THE PANDEMIC? HERE’S WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS.BRIAN RESNICKNOVEMBER 12, 2020VOX
The campus resumed in-person classes about a week later as the caseload continued to fluctuate and concerns over the school’s handling of the virus lingered.
FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY CANCELS IN-PERSON CLASSES, AGAIN, AS VIRUS SURGES THROUGH WESTERN MARYLANDLAUREN LUMPKINNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
She also was able to attack her Republican challenger, Scott Taylor, over a lingering 2018 scandal.
SPANBERGER SPARKED A DEBATE ABOUT 'DEFUND THE POLICE’ ATTACKS. CAMERON WEBB SLOGGED THROUGH THEM.MEAGAN FLYNNNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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