linger linger  /ˈlɪŋ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) remain present although waning or gradually dying
  2. (v) be about
  3. (v) leave slowly and hesitantly
  4. (v) take one's time; proceed slowly
  5. (v) move to and fro

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Whispers still linger, but it doesn't look like anyone will be dredging up a forgotten civilization anytime soon.
  2. If nothing is done, this recession could linger for years.
  3. Barack Obama is usually the candidate who begs his staff to let him take one more question at every event, but this week he hasn't been a man to linger.

News

  1. 8 constitutional changes going to voters in 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session, including new protections from steep budget cuts for certain health care providers. But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect. The next statewide election isn't until 2014, and efforts to hold a ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. 8 constitutional changes backed by lawmakers

    Louisiana lawmakers are proposing eight new changes to the state constitution following their regular session. But the constitutional amendments will linger for more than a year before voters decide if they take effect.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

  3. Tuesday weather: Chance for storms and showers linger today

    The cold front that brought the severe weather yesterday will linger near the coast this morning, keeping a few showers/storms in the forecast. Rain chances and clouds will clear out through the day. It will be warmer this afternoon with highs reaching into the upper 80s. We will warm into the 90s for midweek. Our next system moves in for Thursday and will likely bring more storms. Temperatures ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Daily Press

Quotes

  1. "The memories linger from that," Cink said. "I gave it away, but I learned from it. It's part of the process. Let me just say that not everybody out here is Tiger Woods, OK? He's making it look easy. And it's not easy."
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Stewart Cink Source: ESPN

  2. "I wanted to be a gentleman and do the right thing," A-Rod said. "It was important to not let things linger."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: The Associated Press

  3. "They're up 1-0. The important thing for us is to not let the game linger," San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich said after the Lakers rallied from a 20-point deficit for an 89-85 triumph.
    on May 22, 2008 By: Gregg Popovich Source: Washington Post

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