|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
| Linger in the memory like the silvery embellishments of a great singer.|
| Lingers like an old faith.|
like innocent birds loath to be gone from the spot where their nest has been.|
J. M. Barrie
| The soft memory of her virtues
lingers like twilight hues.|
William Cullen Bryant
| Linger there,|
Like hopeless love without despair.
| Lingering about like a bailiff.|
|I am lingering yet, as sometimes in the blaze of day|
A milk-and-watery moon
Stains with its dim and fading ray
The lustrous blue of noon.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
| Lingring now,|
Like the last of the leaves left on Autumns sere and faded bow.
| Lingered in the air like dying rolls of abrupt thunder.|
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
|She lingers my desires,|
Like to a step-dame, or a dowager,
Long withering out a young mans revenue.
| Lingering like an unloved guest.|
Percy Bysshe Shelley
| Lingering a minute, like outcast spirits, who wait, and see, through the heavens gate, angels within it.|
William Makepeace Thackeray