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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
Over the subsequent two quarters, SERP visibility continued to degenerate with a lingering active manual penalty.
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
Over in South Korea, public polling has shown growing support for the country to build its own nuclear arsenal, as threats from Pyongyang linger and trust in American military support declines.Butterfly Effect: The Next Nuclear Race Is Starting|Charu Kasturi|August 6, 2020|Ozy
So even though much of the evidence so far points to the impact as the mass extinction culprit, uncertainty still lingers.An asteroid impact, not volcanism, may have made Earth unlivable for dinosaurs|Megan Sever|July 17, 2020|Science News
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.
In some cases the cost can linger long after the pleasure has dissipated.The High Cost of An Orgasm: Is Momentary Pleasure Worth a Lifetime of Regret?|Aurora Snow|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I ought to linger nowhere; for misfortune flies to overtake me, and injures all that are connected with me.Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why did he linger behind when here was grass and water––surely water, for the smell of it was fresh and sweet.The Eye of Dread|Payne Erskine
But it did linger now, as Cally trod somewhat dreamily over streets that she had long known by heart.V. V.'s Eyes|Henry Sydnor Harrison
The great Mazzarini Palace looks sad and forlorn; nor do we mean to linger much longer on a scene whence the actors have departed.The Daltons, Volume II (of II)|Charles James Lever
Let me linger over the memory of scenes which have passed away.Phaedrus|Plato