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lapse
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Moby Dick
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lapse
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Moby Dick
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  • But there are instances where, after the lapse of many hours or several days, the sunken whale again rises, more buoyant than in life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Ah! how they still strove through that infinite blueness to seek out the thing that might destroy them! "Why sing ye not out for him, if ye see him?" cried Ahab, when, after the lapse of some minutes since the first cry, no more had been heard.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And a well, or an ice-house, it somehow proved to him, poor pagan; where, strange to say, for all the heat of his sweatings, he caught a terrible chill which lapsed into a fever; and at last, after some days' suffering, laid him in his hammock, close to the very sill of the door of death.  (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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