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Linger


LIN'GER, verb intransitive

1. To delay; to loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.

Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind.

Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not. 2 Peter 2:3.

2. To hesitate; to be slow in deciding; to be in suspense.

Perhaps thou lingerest, in deep thought detained.

3. To remain long in any state. The patient lingers on a bed of sickness.

LIN'GER, verb transitive To protract.