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The smell of her perfume lingered in the air long after she had left the roomA couple of students always linger after class to ask questions.

The smell of her perfume lingered in the air long after she had left the room.

I would rather die quickly and painlessly than linger on and suffer.

A lot of kids lingered around after the dance, chatting amongst themselves.

My friends left the party around midnight, but I lingered around for a couple of hours after that talking with a cute girl I met there.

We are thinking of going to the U.S. for our holidays, but we're having some lingering doubts because of the high exchange rate.

Any lingering doubts we may have had regarding her ability to do the job have been erased by her excellent work on our current project.

The smell of smoke lingered in the air for hours after the fire had been put out.

After one last, lingering kiss from his girlfriend, the young man boarded the train.

Any lingering hopes the team had of making the playoffs have ended with this loss tonight.

Questions still linger regarding the sudden death of the rebel leader while in police custody.

The Roman philosopher Seneca once observed that the primary sign of a well-ordered mind is a man's ability to remain in one place, and linger in his own company.

My grandmother was very sick, and it was terrible to watch her linger on in pain for months before she finally died.

Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote that knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

There is an old proverb which states that opportunities may come, but they never linger.

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, socializing often means lingering in a caf-, talking with friends.

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