I wish he would have stuck around a bit longer, but we all know that sad story already.
He most likely stuck around for the food and attention he got from visitors.
In fact, he stuck around for another four seasons, playing his last game for Indianapolis in 1990.
"Those shows have stuck around in my DNA as I've become a writer," he told The Independent.
I call it real ornamental, all these little figgers they've stuck around—and not two of 'em a pair either.
"I suppose you'd be jealous if we stuck around," said Butch, leering now at Molly.
I saw you were up against it and I stuck around, that's all!
As a rule they just stuck and stuck around and it was hard to get rid of them.
Always did like to be around where you smelled developer and hypo, so I stuck around.
Hollowed turnips provided candelabras, which were stuck around the walls and suspended from the roof.
Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.
Old English stician "to pierce, stab," also "to remain embedded, be fastened," from Proto-Germanic *stik- "pierce, prick, be sharp" (cf. Old Saxon stekan, Old Frisian steka, Dutch stecken, Old High German stehhan, German stechen "to stab, prick"), from PIE *steig- (cf. Latin in-stigare "to goad;" Greek stizein "to prick, puncture," stigma "mark made by a pointed instrument;" Old Persian tigra- "sharp, pointed;" Avestan tighri- "arrow;" Lithuanian stingu "to remain in place;" Russian stegati "to quilt").
Figurative sense of "to remain permanently in mind" is attested from c.1300. Transitive sense of "to fasten (something) in place" is attested from late 13c. Stick out "project" is recorded from 1560s. Slang stick around "remain" is from 1912; stick it as a rude bit of advice is first recorded 1922.
Drunk: He knew where the colonel lived from the time he'd taken him home stewed/ He came in stewed to the gills (entry form 1737+, variant 1922+)