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Near the end of my tour of the exhibit, Cafiero lingers on the last photos of Ramone.

And eight months on, anger lingers over the ineffective attempts to rescue the missing schoolgirls.

The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.

The summer heat is fleeting, and the crisp golden brown of autumn lingers just a little bit longer than it should.

His look of disdain at my question lingers as he pronounces laconically: “We kill them.”

How swift your flight, O lovely hours serene!No other pleasure here below endures,Or lingers with us long, save hope alone.

For cure of heart-ache, he suggested the pleasantness of garden nooks, and the repose that lingers about a dew-sprinkled lawn.

That luminous glare which sometimes lingers after the stars go out, threw a trembling, nebulous radiance over sand and cove.

His rugged virtues are celebrated in verse, and tradition lingers about his haunts.

The old songs have many subjects of that kind, whose memory lingers, although the penalty for desertion is now less severe.


On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lingers, such as: drift, idle, stay, remain, dawdle, and wait.

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