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- He received me exactly as if not five minutes had elapsed since we were last together, and I had only been into the hotel to get change for sixpence, or something of that sort.Chapters 7-9 (42% in)
- The anxiety I underwent, in the interval which necessarily elapsed before a reply could be received to her letter to Mr. Murdstone, was extreme; but I made an endeavour to suppress it, and to be as agreeable as I could in a quiet way, both to my aunt and Mr. Dick.Chapters 13-15 (59% in)
- Several weeks elapsed before I saw the least change in her.Chapters 40-42 (92% in)
- Three years had elapsed since the sailing of the emigrant ship; when, at that same hour of sunset, and in the same place, I stood on the deck of the packet vessel that brought me home, looking on the rosy water where I had seen the image of that ship reflected.Chapters 58-60 (20% in)
- 'My Dear Sir, 'Years have elapsed, since I had an opportunity of ocularly perusing the lineaments, now familiar to the imaginations of a considerable portion of the civilized world.Chapters 63-64 (56% in)
There are no more uses of "elapse" in David Copperfield.
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