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lapse
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The House of Mirth
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  • She hesitated, feeling at once how little even this necessity accounted for the fatal lapse of hours.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In reality, it was impossible for her, while she had the means to pay her way for a week ahead, to lapse into a form of existence like Gerty Farish's.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He laid the note in his card-case, folding it away carefully, as something made precious by the fact that she had held it so; then, growing once more aware of the lapse of time, he continued his examination of the papers.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But she was beginning to feel the strain of the attitude; the reaction was more rapid, and she lapsed to a deeper self-disgust.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She could never afterward recall how long the duel lasted, or what was the decisive stroke which finally, after a lapse of time recorded in minutes by the clock, in hours by the precipitate beat of her pulses, put her in possession of the letters; she knew only that the door had finally closed, and that she stood alone with the packet in her hand.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But if Lily did not mind her detaining her manicure for luncheon, or offering the "Beauty-Doctor" a seat in Freddy Van Osburgh's box at the play, she was not equally at ease in regard to some less apparent lapses from convention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He paused, and then added, with an unfortunate lapse to an earlier manner: "I guess you know the lady I've got in view, Miss Bart.  (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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