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  • A space of a minute or two has elapsed before he comes up with her.
  • The time allotted to a lesson having fully elapsed, there was a general putting on of bonnets.
  • Upwards of an hour elapsed before my guardian put his head into the room where Ada and I were sitting and said, "Come in, my dears!"
  • There were more than two full hours yet to elapse before she could come, and in that interval, which seemed a long one, I must confess I was nervously anxious about my altered looks.
  • Some time elapses in the present instance before the old gentleman is sufficiently cool to resume his discourse, and even then he mixes it up with several edifying expletives addressed to the unconscious partner of his bosom, who holds communication with nothing on earth but the trivets.

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  • three years elapsed
  • Three months have elapsed since the fire.

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