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lapse
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • Hermione lapsed into thoughtful silence, while Harry drank his butterbeer, watching the people in the pub.
  • Sirius lapsed into silence, still staring at the cave wall.

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  • "What, you need three hours?" said Ron, looking at her incredulously and paying for his lapse in concentration when a large snowball, thrown by George, hit him hard on the side of the head.

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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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