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  • verbloiter, delay
  • verbcontinue, endure

synonyms for lingers

  • dawdle
  • drift
  • idle
  • remain
  • stay
  • stick around
  • wait
  • amble
  • crawl
  • dally
  • dillydally
  • falter
  • hesitate
  • hobble
  • lag
  • loll
  • lumber
  • mope
  • mosey
  • plod
  • poke
  • procrastinate
  • putter
  • saunter
  • shuffle
  • slouch
  • stagger
  • stop
  • stroll
  • tarry
  • tool
  • totter
  • trail
  • traipse
  • trifle
  • trudge
  • vacillate
  • be dilatory
  • be long
  • be tardy
  • fool around
  • fritter away
  • goof off
  • hang around
  • hang out
  • put off
  • sit around
  • take one's time
  • wait around
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antonyms for lingers

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  • forge
  • forward
  • go
  • leave
  • advance
  • carry on
  • complete
  • continue
  • finish
  • go ahead
  • run
  • rush
  • tiptoe
  • halt
  • hurry
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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How to use lingers in a sentence

How swift your flight, O lovely hours serene!No other pleasure here below endures,Or lingers with us long, save hope alone.
THE POEMS OF GIACOMO LEOPARDIGIACOMO LEOPARDI
For cure of heart-ache, he suggested the pleasantness of garden nooks, and the repose that lingers about a dew-sprinkled lawn.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
That luminous glare which sometimes lingers after the stars go out, threw a trembling, nebulous radiance over sand and cove.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
His rugged virtues are celebrated in verse, and tradition lingers about his haunts.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
The old songs have many subjects of that kind, whose memory lingers, although the penalty for desertion is now less severe.
STUDIES IN FOLK-SONG AND POPULAR POETRYALFRED M. WILLIAMS
He foams at the mouth as a dog in hydrophobia; he lingers five or six minutes and then—goes West.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
It still, however, lingers to a limited extent in Art, and it will always be the many-coloured radiancy which colours Poetry.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
They believed that the spirit lingers in the body until sun-down.
THE HISTORY OF TASMANIA , VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN WEST
The splendid life of the Mississippi steamboat is fading, but here the glow lingers, the twilight at the close of a fervid day.
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How contemplatively she lingers upon each detail of attire—with what keen penetration she takes in the general effect at a sweep!
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