verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Occasional, more traditional efforts have met with success—the Big Apple Circus and lingering smaller acts.We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus|Anthony Paletta|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Was there lingering resentment over you choosing your wife over Lauryn?Wyclef Jean Talks Lauryn Hill, the Yele Haiti Controversy, and Chris Christie|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the midst of that fierce winter, Anna fell ill, developing a nasty, lingering cough.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So why is that such a lingering stereotype in the way pop culture represents Hollywood?Amy Sedaris Is Hollywood's Beloved Rabbit-Loving Comedian Crafter|Kevin Fallon|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, one of the lingering questions is which Simpsons will be shown?A 200-Hour ‘Simpsons’ Marathon? That’s Unpossible!|Rich Goldstein|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile Edward and Cytherea, after lingering on the steps for several minutes, slowly descended the slope to the lake.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
She bowed to him slightly, her eye just lingering in his; and then she turned to take the parcels for departure.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
She spoke the name with such a lingering sweetness as made its owner thrill with a new pleasure.There and Back|George MacDonald
At the door he turned, and looked back at the two—a long, lingering look he gave.The Money Master, Complete|Gilbert Parker
After a lingering illness, he died on the 10th of May 1801, in his twenty-fifth year.