There is a lingering disconnect between the reality of grief and the human perception of it.
Still, there remains to varying degrees a lingering sense of dissatisfaction about his fate.
The only lingering uncertainty in your mind would be whether or not she would take a credit card.
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.