Lingering

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Lingering Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lingering adj : continuing for a long time; "a lingering sense of guilt" [syn: lingering(a)] n : the act of tarrying [syn: tarriance]
Lingering Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Linger \Lin"ger\ (l[i^][ng]"g[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lingered (-g[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lingering.] [OE. lengen to tarry, AS. lengan to prolong, put off, fr. lang long. [root]12
  1. See Long, a.] To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow or reluctant in parting or moving; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; to hesitate. Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind. --Gray. Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained. --Milton. Syn: To loiter; lag; saunter; delay; tarry; stop; hesitate.
Lingering Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lingering \Lin"ger*ing\, a.
  1. Delaying.
  2. Drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease. To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering anguish is generally his folly. --Rambler.
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  • Lingering Garden: Lingering Garden. (s 留园 | t 留園 | p Liú Yuán is a renowned classical Chinese garden . It is located at 338 Liuyuan Rd. Suzhou , Jiangsu ...
  • A Lingering Face: A Lingering Face. (c 非常夏日 | p Fēicháng xiàrì | l A curious summer day is a 2000 Chinese film directed by Lu Xuechang . The film is Lu's ...

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