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Oliver Twist
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  • At length, after a lapse of something more than an hour, Mr. Bumble, and Sowerberry, and the clerk, were seen running towards the grave.
  • After the lapse of a week or so, the Jew left the room-door unlocked; and he was at liberty to wander about the house.

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as in: a lapse in judgement Define
a change in behavior or state--usually undesired (see word notes for more detailed definitions based upon context)
as in: allowed the policy to lapse Define
end or terminate -- often of legal rights or of a person's association with an organization
as in: after the lapse of many hours Define
a period of time -- often a period that has passed
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