lingering lingering  /ˈlɪŋ ɡə rɪŋ/


  • (n) the act of tarrying


  1. Although British authorities believe Calvi's death was a suicide, there is still lingering suspicion that he was murdered.
  2. For many of the 67 million American Catholics, how the Pope confronts the lingering fallout from the pedophilia scandal may largely determine the success of this visit.
  3. Chinese artist Ai Weiwei underwent cranial surgery this week in Munich to treat lingering pain he's suffered since being punched by a Chengdu police officer last month.


  1. Wake-Up Weather: Showers Move Off, Then Some Sun

    Lingering rain should taper off, with a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day. The highs will be in the upper-60s to lower-70s.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WWNY - WNYF Watertown

  2. Stocks Close Mostly Higher Despite Afternoon Pullback - U.S. Commentary

    While lingering worries about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's stimulus program generated some selling pressure in afternoon trading on Monday, stocks managed to end the day mostly higher after seeing an early rally on the heels of some upbeat economic data. The major averages finished the session well off their best levels of the day but still posted strong gains.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: RTT News

  3. Survey of Leading Experts Reveals Lingering Concern About the Future of Twin Cities Commercial Real Estate

    The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business released its seventh Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Survey today, and results of the forecast indicate lingering concern about commercial real estate conditions two years from now.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Mr Miliband said Mr Litvinenko, a British citizen, had suffered a "horrifying and lingering death in front of his family" after being poisoned with the radioactive polonium-210.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: Independent

  2. "It is my opinion the best interest of the people of South Carolina can no longer be served by the current administration," Bauer said. "The serious misconduct that has been revealed along with lingering questions and continuing distractions...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Andre Bauer Source: CBS News

  3. "The first couple of games when I first heard the news, it was in the back of my mind, lingering," Anthony said of his snub by Western Conference coaches, who select the reserves. "I asked myself what I was doing out there, or what I wasn't...
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Carmelo Anthony Source: Forbes

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tangible tangible
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