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Jane Eyre
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  • I took no note of the lapse of time of the change from morning to noon, from noon to evening.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You think all existence lapses in as quiet a flow as that in which your youth has hitherto slid away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When at last she left you, you lapsed at once into deep reverie: you betook yourself slowly to pace the gallery.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • That afternoon lapsed in peace and harmony; and in the evening Bessie told me some of her most enchanting stories, and sang me some of her sweetest songs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an answer, there are times when it sadly fails me in framing an excuse; and always the lapse occurs at some crisis, when a facile word or plausible pretext is specially wanted to get me out of painful embarrassment.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The lunatic is both cunning and malignant; she has never failed to take advantage of her guardian's temporary lapses; once to secrete the knife with which she stabbed her brother, and twice to possess herself of the key of her cell, and issue therefrom in the night-time.  (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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