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lapse
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Nearly four years had passed away; at the end of the second he had ceased to mark the lapse of time.
  • An unhappy lapse of fortune and the absence of my protector have cast me down, certainly, but not forever.

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  • While we wait, time will be progressing, events will succeed each other; things which in the evening look dark and obscure, appear but too clearly in the light of morning, and sometimes the utterance of one word, or the lapse of a single day, will reveal the most cruel calumnies.

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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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