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The Mill on the Floss
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lapse
Used in
The Mill on the Floss
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  • Mr. Pullet, by an unaccountable lapse of memory, had forgotten it, and hastened out, with a stricken conscience, to remedy the omission.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The miller himself, unaware of the lapse of time, fancied himself still in that first stage of his misfortunes when expedients might be thought of; and often in his conscious hours talked in a feeble, disjointed manner of plans he would carry out when he "got well."  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: after the lapse of many hours
as in: a lapse in judgement
as in: allowed the policy to lapse
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