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  • He thought of this after he got into the street; but he might have spared his compunction, for Catherine had not noticed the lapse.
  • "I am glad I have such a good daughter," said her father, kissing her, after the lapse of several days.

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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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