That what-did-he-know question may linger as the investigations mount.
And yet McCarthy knows that the spotlight will linger only briefly on the issue that brought her to Congress.
The lurches in time and devastating conclusion make it linger unsettlingly in the mind.
When asked to discuss Karl Rove's memoir, the temptation is to linger on its title.
But they never seemed all that serious about it, and you could linger for most of the night and get a better view of the stage.
linger not in the thoughts of the past, Poppa; it is irrevocable.
I fancy the marchioness intends to depart; I prefer to linger awhile.
To linger over this strange method of feeding is superfluous after what I have said about the Anthrax.
She dare not let them linger there for fear Estelle should perceive her doubts.
It is pleasant to linger under these arches and deliver oneself to the pleasures of epigraphy.
c.1300, lenger "reside, dwell," northern England frequentative of lengen "to tarry," from Old English lengan "prolong, lengthen," from Proto-Germanic *langjan "to make long" (cf. Old Frisian lendza, Old High German lengan, Dutch lengen "to lengthen"), source of Old English lang (see long (adj.)). Sense of "delay going, depart slowly and unwillingly" is from 1520s. Related: Lingered; lingering.