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lingering

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈlɪŋ.ɡər.ɪŋ/ us    /-ɡɚ.ɪŋ/
lasting a long time: She gave him a long, lingering kiss. She says she stopped seeing him, but I still have lingering doubts. The defeat ends any lingering hopes she might have had of winning the championship.
lingeringly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
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