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lapse
used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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lapse
Used in
1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • When he had gone with that woman it had been his first lapse in two years or thereabouts.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In practice it was not difficult for any person well grounded in doublethink to avoid doing this, but within a couple of generations even the possibility of such a lapse would have vaished.  (not reviewed by editor)

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