lingering

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lingering

  1. present participle of linger

Noun[edit]

lingering (plural lingerings)

  1. An act of lingering or waiting.
    • 2000, David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
      But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings.
  2. That which lingers; a remnant.
    • (Can we date this quote by Washington Irving and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.

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