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  3  definitions  found 
  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. 
  Syn:  To  loiter;  lag;  saunter;  delay;  tarry;  stop;  hesitate. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  continuing  for  a  long  time;  "a  lingering  sense  of  guilt" 
  [syn:  {lingering(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  lingering  [syn:  {tarrying},  {tarriance}] 

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