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David Copperfield
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lapse
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David Copperfield
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  • Notwithstanding the lapse of time that had occurred since Mr. Heep's decease, she still wore weeds.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You have hardly ever told me of your own life, in all this lapse of time!' 'What should I tell?' she answered, with her radiant smile.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Whether it was the following Sunday when I saw the gentleman again, or whether there was any greater lapse of time before he reappeared, I cannot recall.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I had lapsed into a stupid state; but I was recovering a little and looking forward to Steerforth, albeit Mr. Creakle loomed behind him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What yawns and dozes I lapsed into, in spite of all my care; what starts I came out of concealed sleeps with; what answers I never got, to little observations that I rarely made; what a blank space I seemed, which everybody overlooked, and yet was in everybody's way; what a heavy relief it was to hear Miss Murdstone hail the first stroke of nine at night, and order me to bed!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • During my recital, she kept her eyes on Mr. Dick, who I thought would have gone to sleep but for that, and who, whensoever he lapsed into a smile, was checked by a frown from my aunt.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …IN MYSTERY I received one morning by the post, the following letter, dated Canterbury, and addressed to me at Doctor's Commons; which I read with some surprise: 'MY DEAR SIR, 'Circumstances beyond my individual control have, for a considerable lapse of time, effected a severance of that intimacy which, in the limited opportunities conceded to me in the midst of my professional duties, of contemplating the scenes and events of the past, tinged by the prismatic hues of memory, has ever…  (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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