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lapse
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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lapse
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Here, after the lapse of a few minutes, several more fell down, and lay helpless and livid as the rest.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Next, his movements lapsed slower, and she could see them individually.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Having from their youth up been entirely unaccustomed to any liquor stronger than cider or mild ale, it was no wonder that they had succumbed, one and all, with extraordinary uniformity, after the lapse of about an hour.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His manner had lapsed quite from that of the firm and dignified Boldwood of former times; and such a scheme as he had now engaged in he would have condemned as childishly imbecile only a few months ago.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Boldwood's deep attachment was a matter of great interest among all around him; but, after having been pointed out for so many years as the perfect exemplar of thriving bachelorship, his lapse was an anticlimax somewhat resembling that of St. John Long's death by consumption in the midst of his proofs that it was not a fatal disease.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oak imagined a terrible discovery resulting from this afternoon's work that might cast over Bathsheba's life a shade which the interposition of many lapsing years might but indifferently lighten, and which nothing at all might altogether remove.  (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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