They lingered and when I tried to get them to leave, they pulled out guns.
But most of all, Ramone lingered on Vicious, whom he painted and drew over and over again.
Barack Obama walked his charges through the school, and lingered a bit to talk with some fourth-graders.
c.1300, lenger "reside, dwell," northern England frequentative of lengen "to tarry," from Old English lengan "prolong, lengthen," from Proto-Germanic *langjan "to make long" (cf. Old Frisian lendza, Old High German lengan, Dutch lengen "to lengthen"), source of Old English lang (see long (adj.)). Sense of "delay going, depart slowly and unwillingly" is from 1520s. Related: Lingered; lingering.