Part of speech: adjective

Protracted; slow.

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Usage examples "lingering":

  1. Besides, he had some very small and lingering doubt as to the result, and was willing to wait for it. - "Winter Fun", William O. Stoddard.
  2. Because, if any doubt is still lingering in our minds, a few commonplace instances will satisfy us of the truth of what I am saying. - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
  3. " One long, last, lingering look behind"- one last upward glance at Lady Helena's windows. - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.