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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Linger
 
  Linger in the memory like the silvery embellishments of a great singer.
            —Anonymous
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  Lingers like an old faith.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Lingered … like innocent birds loath to be gone from the spot where their nest has been.
            —J. M. Barrie
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  The soft memory of her virtues … lingers like twilight hues.
            —William Cullen Bryant
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                Linger there,
Like hopeless love without despair.
            —Rufus Dawes
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  Lingering about like a bailiff.
            —Charles Dickens
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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
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                Ling’ring now,
Like the last of the leaves left on Autumn’s sere and faded bow.
            —Thomas Moore
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  Lingered in the air like dying rolls of abrupt thunder.
            —Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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She lingers my desires,
Like to a step-dame, or a dowager,
Long withering out a young man’s revenue.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Lingering like an unloved guest.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Lingering a minute, like outcast spirits, who wait, and see, through the heaven’s gate, angels within it.
            —William Makepeace Thackeray
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