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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tarriance, lingeringnoun

    the act of tarrying

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lingering

    of Linger

  2. Lingeringadjective


  3. Lingeringadjective

    drawn out in time; remaining long; protracted; as, a lingering disease

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lingering in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lingering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lingering in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Chappell:

    I definitely had some lingering stuff going last year coming from my back throughout the year, and kind of end of the year I decided I was n’t good physically, I was n’t good mentally and I needed to take some time, and so I did. The tour has been phenomenal with that supporting me. Really dove into the mental side and believe it or not, the better I got mentally, the better my back got.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    I had to unlearn everything I thought I knew, before lingering in the endless ocean of wisdom.

  3. Her Dad Lawrence:

    I wanted to take the appropriate amount of time to ensure that nothing was lingering.

  4. Stephanie Grisham:

    Lara Trump continues to feel better every day following Lara Trump recovery from Covid-19, but with a lingering cough, and out of an abundance of caution, Lara Trump will not be traveling today.

  5. Darren Levine:

    I'm going into the year anticipating hardship, which is never a good lingering feeling, i'm psyched to get in there with the kids and move through the year in a way that will strengthen us all, but there's a bad feeling involved with being there.

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