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elapse
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Hard Times
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  • She was so steadfastly occupied, that many minutes elapsed before she looked up from her work; when she did so Mr. Bounderby bespoke her attention with a hitch of his head.
  • In the few hours that I can possibly allow to elapse before I publish the truth, how is he to be found by us, and only by us?
  • But the surgeon who held the watch, declared five minutes not to have elapsed yet, and sternly admonished them to keep silence.
  • ’If that portrait could speak, sir — but it has the advantage over the original of not possessing the power of committing itself and disgusting others, — it would testify, that a long period has elapsed since I first habitually addressed it as the picture of a Noodle.

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

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