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lingering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlingeringlin‧ger‧ing /ˈlɪŋɡərɪŋ/ adjective [usually before noun]  LONG TIMEcontinuing to exist for longer than is usual or desirablelingering doubts/suspicions etc Any lingering hopes of winning the title soon disappeared. Mr Wilkins suffered a lingering death.lingering smell/aroma/odour the lingering aroma of chocolatelingeringly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
lingeringCarcasses are left to rot, while deer wounded by poor marksmen suffer lingering deaths.She was niggled by a lingering doubt that she might have played her cards badly.If he had any lingering doubts about the marriage, he did not show it.Dad suffers from the lingering effects of radiation treatmentsSlow lingering illnesses may require only one remedy a day or less.What will be the lingering images of the Sydney Olympic Games?He clasped the royal hand and plastered it with three lingering kisses.If he had any lingering memories, which was almost impossible to credit, they would not match what he now encountered.lingering questions about the assassinationFor years, Mexico's primary feeling toward the US was one of lingering resentment.She had a lingering sense of guilt for some time after breaking off her relationship with Henry.It kills off lingering Tory hopes the economy is poised for recovery.lingering doubts/suspicions etcDennis's unwitting participation in our mating was so exciting that we soon overcame any lingering doubts about the risks involved.But there have always been lingering doubts of his innocence.Schoonover hopes that having the theater functioning will finally dispel any lingering doubts that the project is moving forward.
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