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Emotional AttachmentPlay
It often implies emotional reasons behind the reluctance to leave. SlideShe lingered at her childhood home, flooded with nostalgia.
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Subtle ExitPlay
Used when someone leaves slowly and quietly to avoid drawing attention. SlideHe lingered at the party's edge, then slipped away unnoticed.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Can suggest inconvenience or annoyance in certain contexts. SlideGuests lingered long after the event, inconveniencing the hosts.