linger over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v linger over delay
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Quotations

  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    “Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last.”

Usage

In literature:

But I lingered over the task.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
Over on the western hills bounding the Thessalian plain-land lingered the last bars of light.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
The men seemed to linger interminably over their wine and cigars.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
That is why I have lingered over them.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
But the girl lingers over her torture.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
We will not linger over the gloomy days that followed.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
David lingered over the name.
"Joy in the Morning" by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
And he would linger over his drink till Clytie called him back to admire his brother in the closing periods.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
Leonora lingered over the untying of her box, as if reluctant to risk the pretty flowered bit of pasteboard for what lay within.
"Polly of the Hospital Staff" by Emma C. Dowd
Such scenes as these the novelist has no business to linger over.
"Miss Caprice" by St. George Rathborne
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In poetry:

What cheer hath he? How is it with him?
Where lingers he this weary while?
Over what pleasant fields of Heaven
Dawns the sweet sunrise of his smile?
"To Lydia Maria Child" by John Greenleaf Whittier
We lingered over Ulster stern and wild.
I called: " Arise! doth none remember me ?"
One turned in the darkness murmuring:
“How loud upon the breakers sobs the sea!"
"A Bird From The West" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Long over Leinster lingered we. " Good-bye!
My best beloved, good-bye for evermore." v^
Sleepless they tossed and whispered to the dawn;
“So sad a wind was never heard before."
"A Bird From The West" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
Over the pool of sleep
The night mists creep,
Then faint thin light and then clear day,
Noontide, and lingering afternoon;
Then that Wanderer, the Moon
Wandering her old wild way.
"The Wanderer" by John Freeman
Stars and the moon; and they roll
Over our way that is white.
Here shall we end the long stroll?
Here shall I kiss you good-night?
Or, for a while, soul to soul,
Linger and dream of delight?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Delight has taken Pain to her heart,
And there is dusk and stars for these.
Oh, linger, linger! They would not part;
And the wild wind comes from over-seas
With a new song to the olive trees.
"Song Of The Day To The Night" by Alice Meynell

In news:

Election season is over but it seems the effects of a razor tight race still linger.
There was also some caution relating to the US fiscal cliff amid lingering doubts about whether lawmakers are on track to reach a compromise over the forthcoming tax hikes and spending cuts.
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, testifying in the Senate about her national online iCivics project, was drawn into the lingering controversy over health care.
Over the weekend, because of lingering questions in a grand-jury investigation in New Mexico, governor Bill Richardson stepped down as Barack Obama's nominee for Commerce secretary .
Dirk's knee lingers over loss.
ATLANTA — Asante Samuel won't be lingering over the Falcons' latest win.
ATLANTA (AP) — Asante Samuel won't be lingering over the Falcons' latest win.
Asante Samuel won't be lingering over the Falcons' latest win.
Frustration mounts over lingering power outages.
Questions linger over Gaddafi 's death.
Everyone wants to have the kind of family holiday that lingers as a warm memory long after the gathering is over.
Hostility Lingers Over Handling of Marathon.
Hostility Lingers Over Marathon Cancellation.
High humidity and warm temperatures linger over the Coachella Valley.
Even though USC's regular season is over, there remains lingering bitterness from a 7-5 season that began with the Trojans ranked No.
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