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lapse
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Wuthering Heights
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lapse
Used in
Wuthering Heights
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  • The consequence was, that it did not reach her before the lapse of three days.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I saw him smile to himself — grin rather — and lapse into ominous musing whenever Mrs. Linton had occasion to be absent from the apartment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …perused it eagerly; then she put a few questions to me concerning the inmates, rational and irrational, of her former home; and gazing towards the hills, murmured in soliloquy: 'I should like to be riding Minny down there! I should like to be climbing up there! Oh! I'm tired — I'm STALLED, Hareton!' And she leant her pretty head back against the sill, with half a yawn and half a sigh, and lapsed into an aspect of abstracted sadness: neither caring nor knowing whether we remarked her.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: allowed the policy to lapse
as in: a lapse in judgement
as in: after the lapse of many hours
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