- to stay somewhere beyond the usual or expected time
- The tourists didn't linger very long.
- She lingered at the art exhibit.
- He lingered in bed and missed breakfast.
- They lingered over coffee after dinner.
- The heat lingered long after the sun had gone down.
- The smell of her perfume lingered.
- The idea lingered in their minds.
- His unhappiness/resentment lingered on.
- The rain lingered on for days.
- He was very ill, but he lingered on for several more months.