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If you’re going for a run or a bike ride, carry a mask in your pocket and avoid busy streets where passersby linger.
Ives notes the timing for inclusion is still up in the air, but “another quarter of profitability would help answer any lingering questions that S&P have,” he notes.Here’s one possible reason why Tesla wasn’t added to the S&P 500|Anne Sraders|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Despite many gaps between stones, sounds briefly lingered inside Stonehenge Lego, the team found.Stonehenge enhanced sounds like voices or music for people inside the monument|Bruce Bower|August 31, 2020|Science News
Previously, some people in Japan and elsewhere had tested positive twice for the virus weeks apart, but doctors had concluded that those results were due to test errors or lingering infection.Hong Kong researchers say they’ve found the world’s first case of covid-19 reinfection|Antonio Regalado|August 24, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Then, for the same period, they identified marine heat waves occurring around the world, where water temperatures for a region lingered in the highest 10 percent ever recorded for that place and that time of year.Species may swim thousands of kilometers to escape ocean heat waves|Carolyn Gramling|August 10, 2020|Science News
His unusual request raised eyebrows in Germany, where dark memories of the Berlin Wall linger on.
Cuomo was asked to show up an hour early, but he evidently did not want to linger at the debate site.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One Republican consultant wondered how long Bridgegate will linger.
And when they linger open for just a few seconds longer than usual, it signals a dreaded delay.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway|Kevin Zawacki|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a writer who was a master of reduction, never one to linger on the passing view, this was an unusually effulgent paragraph.
They didn't linger long at Benton, but got under way and marched overland to the Cypress Hills.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
As she said the last word, she looked at Baroudi, and her voice seemed to linger on the word as on a word beloved.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
But one would linger long on the way if hePg 83 paused at every landmark on the Southampton road.
It is better to leave while all will regret you, than to linger on until you have worn out your welcome.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
Of no part of our tour does a pleasanter memory linger than of the five or six hundred miles on the highways of Wales.