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lingered


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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]125.  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. 




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