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  • He lapsed into the silence of reminiscence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If ever I hear again of any lapse from a proper standard of infantile decorum, I shall ask for your transference to a Sub-Centre–preferably to Iceland.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I don't think you ought to see things like that," he said, making haste to transfer from Lenina herself to the surrounding circumstances the blame for any past or possible future lapse from perfection.  (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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