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lapse
used in David Copperfield

7 uses
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  • You have hardly ever told me of your own life, in all this lapse of time!'
    Chapters 58-60 (86% in)
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  • Whether it was the following Sunday when I saw the gentleman again, or whether there was any greater lapse of time before he reappeared, I cannot recall.
    Chapters 1-3 (47% in)
  • What yawns and dozes I lapsed into, in spite of all my care; what starts I came out of concealed sleeps with; what answers I never got, to little observations that I rarely made; what a blank space I seemed, which everybody overlooked, and yet was in everybody's way; what a heavy relief it was to hear Miss Murdstone hail the first stroke of nine at night, and order me to bed!
    Chapters 7-9 (72% in)
  • I had lapsed into a stupid state; but I was recovering a little and looking forward to Steerforth, albeit Mr. Creakle loomed behind him.
    Chapters 7-9 (73% in)
  • During my recital, she kept her eyes on Mr. Dick, who I thought would have gone to sleep but for that, and who, whensoever he lapsed into a smile, was checked by a frown from my aunt.
    Chapters 13-15 (38% in)
  • Notwithstanding the lapse of time that had occurred since Mr. Heep's decease, she still wore weeds.
    Chapters 16-18 (64% in)
  • ...IN MYSTERY I received one morning by the post, the following letter, dated Canterbury, and addressed to me at Doctor's Commons; which I read with some surprise: 'MY DEAR SIR, 'Circumstances beyond my individual control have, for a considerable lapse of time, effected a severance of that intimacy which, in the limited opportunities conceded to me in the midst of my professional duties, of contemplating the scenes and events of the past, tinged by the prismatic hues of memory, has ever...
    Chapters 49-51 (0% in)

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