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lapse
used in
Catch-22
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lapse
Used in
Catch-22
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  • Such lapses of memory were not uncommon in medical annals, he knew.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The chaplain nodded to himself as though deciding the argument and lapsed into embarrassed silence.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He wondered often how he would ever recognize the first chill, flush, twinge, ache, belch, sneeze, stain, lethargy, vocal slip, loss of balance or lapse of memory that would signal the inevitable beginning of the inevitable end.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With a scornful snicker, he settled himself behind his desk, replaced the empty cigarette holder in his mouth and lapsed into parturient silence for a few moments.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'Yes, I suppose I would let them send me home if I were in your place,' he decided uncomfortably, after lapsing into troubled contemplation.  (not reviewed by editor)

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