Definition of Linger over

1. Verb. Delay.

Exact synonyms: Dwell On
Generic synonyms: Hesitate, Waffle, Waver



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linger Over

lingams
lingas
lingberries
lingberry
lingchi
lingcod
lingcods
lingel
lingels
lingenberries
lingenberry
lingence
lingences
linger
linger over (current term)
lingered
lingerer
lingerers
lingerie
lingeries
lingering
lingering(a)
lingeringly
lingers
lingier
lingiest
lingism
lingle
lingles

Literary usage of Linger over

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recollections of a Diplomatist by Horace Rumbold (1902)
"I left Vienna and my many friends there with sincere regret, but had no time to linger over the partings. END OF VOL. I. Printed by ISAI. ..."

2. Letters and Writings of James Greenleaf Croswell: Late Master of the Bearley by James Greenleaf Croswell (1917)
"It is not good to linger over the tomb of the body. I don't know why I say these things. Forgive me if they are not right. Yours very affectionately, JAMES ..."

3. Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics by Eduard Zeller (1897)
"We cannot, however, here linger over 1 Of the so-called three Aristotelian unities of the French school, only the 'unity of action' is to be found, ..."

4. The High Adventure by Hugh De Sélincourt (1908)
"He knew quite well what he was going to read ; but he waited a little to linger over the strange joy of expectancy, to remember the bad days when the ..."

5. Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock (1908)
"In other pieces, the slower moving stories and lyrics, the children are willing to linger over the details at the first reading. It is all but impossible to ..."

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