As a verb lingering
As a noun lingering
is an act of lingering or waiting.
As an adjective persistant is
An act of lingering or waiting.
* 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
That which lingers; a remnant.
* (Washington Irving)
- But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
- The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.