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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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lapse
Used in
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • His mind emptied of theory and courage, lapsed back into a listless peace.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Not to fall was too hard, too hard; and he felt the silent lapse of his soul, as it would be at some instant to come, falling, falling, but not yet fallen, still unfallen, but about to fall.  (not reviewed by editor)

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