Usage examples for lingers

  1. What has been sung to us in our childhood, and praised as sacred in our youth, lingers on in the heart until the day which sees us embalmed as mummies. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. She can flourish staff or pen, And deal a wound that lingers She can talk the talk of men, And touch with thrilling fingers. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. But the miniature steamboat on which you engage passage to the Gulf never lingers long in the Mississippi: she crosses the river, slips into some canal- mouth, labors along the artificial channel awhile, and then leaves it with a scream of joy, to puff her free way down many a league of heavily shadowed bayou. – Chita: A Memory of Last Island by Lafcadio Hearn