What does the word linger mean?

Usage examples for linger

  1. We did not linger over our coffee. – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  2. " Yes, and do not linger on the way," cried Kallias, whose old cheerfulness had now returned. – An Egyptian Princess, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  3. But what I asked for her was not that her life might be preserved, or that she might be permitted to linger longer among us, but that the next world might be opened to her in all its glory." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers