Linger

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British pronunciation/lˈɪŋɡɐ/
American pronunciation/ˈɫɪŋɝ/, /ˈɫɪŋɡɝ/
to linger
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to remain present although the initial presence is diminishing or fading

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to stay somewhere longer because one does not want to leave

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to take one's time or move slowly

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to move slowly to and fro, often with a gentle swaying motion.

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After the performance ended, the applause lingered in the theater.
The memory of the heartfelt conversation continued to linger in their minds.
As the sun set, a warm glow continued to linger on the horizon.
The aroma of freshly baked cookies lingered in the kitchen, tempting everyone with its sweet fragrance.
His fascinated gaze lingered on the intricate design of the antique clock.
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