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lapse
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Ulysses
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lapse
Used in
Ulysses
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  • After a lapse of four minutes the glimmer of his candle was discernible through the semitransparent semicircular glass fanlight over the halldoor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There might have been lapses of an erring father but he wanted to turn over a new leaf and now, when at long last in sight of the whipping post, to lead a homely life in the evening of his days, permeated by the affectionate surroundings of the heaving bosom of the family.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The older, her bezique cards and counters, her Skye terrier, her suppositious wealth, her lapses of responsiveness and incipient catarrhal deafness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the Immaculate Conception, her green and maroon brushes for Charles Stewart Parnell and for Michael Davitt, her tissue papers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • BLOOM: Lapses are condoned.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • By leaving in a conspicuous place a certain book open at a certain page: by assuming in her, when alluding explanatorily, latent knowledge: by open ridicule in her presence of some absent other's ignorant lapse.  (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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