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Express forecastForecast in detailThe worst of the rain ends this morning, but drizzle and fog linger into Friday morning.
Fog is possible early, possibly lingering a bit longer in some areas, before sunshine becomes dominant as highs range from 70 to 75.D.C.-area forecast: Staying warm for a few more days, but rain returns midweek|Jason Samenow|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
It’s a “Jets and Sharks” moment where alliances will forge and sometimes linger forever.Politics Report: Winners and Losers Special Edition|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|November 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
A refreshing touch of acidity on the finish creates a lovely breadth and lingering flavors.
The Fed has also come under increased pressure to widen the reach of its own emergency lending programs and to consider new ways it can fill the economy’s lingering gaps.Fed chief says pace of economic recovery is moderating while pandemic threat looms large|Rachel Siegel|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
But most of all, Ramone lingered on Vicious, whom he painted and drew over and over again.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Although some groups, through the thick fog of tear gas, pepper spray and smoke that hung over the city, still lingered.Frat Culture Clashes With Riot Police at Keene, N.H., Pumpkin Festival|Melanie Plenda|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Customers became friends and the down-home feeling created lingered long after they left the store.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
King reminisced about his convention and was astounded at how little bad-blood lingered.
As newspapers began to reach broader segments of the population, the aversion to reporting on domestic matters lingered.
The tiny frown reappeared between her eyes, lingered a trifle longer than before, and vanished.
Bernard, professing great alacrity, looked about him; but he still lingered near his companions.Confidence|Henry James
Upon his knees then, he lingered, while I rained blow after blow upon his upturned face.
Tom lingered a few minutes, watching them pass along the verandah to the room beyond.
Late into the night they lingered on the veranda, and he found himself on the verge of confessing all to her.