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hang on

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stay

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to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to continue to be in a place

to go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

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remain present although waning or gradually dying

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leave slowly and hesitantly

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move to and fro

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Days in summer, Basil, are apt to linger," murmured Lord Henry.
The two elder of the brothers were plainly not intending to linger more than a moment, but the spectacle of a bevy of girls dancing without male partners seemed to amuse the third, and make him in no hurry to move on.
We had intended to push on to Wallingford that day, but the sweet smiling face of the river here lured us to linger for a while; and so we left our boat at the bridge, and went up into Streatley, and lunched at the "Bull," much to Montmorency's satisfaction.
I am always in two minds then, to linger that we may have more of it, and to snatch him away before he volunteers the information, "He is not really my father.
Diana was away so that she had no excuse to linger.
It is but a month since they were married, and the rice still lingers in the crevices of the pathway down to the quaint old iron-work gate.
However, this lingering worry will only linger for so long, and there comes a time when more tangible action than an empty yellow box is needed.
Anthropologist Daniel Touro Linger begins his book with the observation that anthropology's current focus on cultural analysis is relegating experienced lives to the margins of scrutiny.
As we add Linger to the multitude of products that tell women their vaginas need fixing, we are really starting to wonder when suppositories to flavor semen will hit the market.
Grubb & Ellis Company announced that Linger Cafe has signed a 10-year lease for approximately 940 s/f at 533 Atlantic Avenue.
New Comedy Travel book in The Linger series shows South America in a new light
British Airways said it had been forced to cancel 160 of its 400 short-haul flights to and from London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday due to heavy fog that was expected to linger for another two days.
The series should not be overlooked for bedtime reading also, as the wonders described are sure to linger in inquisitive young minds.
Simon and Chris Raven, who attended Lawrence Sheriff School in Rugby, made the extraordinary journey three years ago and have just published The Linger Longer: Driving the Trans-Siberian.
Ninety percent of the casualties of modern warfare are civilians, and the effects of war linger for generations.