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lapse -- as in: after the lapse of many hours
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as in: after the lapse of many hours Define
a period of time -- often a period that has passed
  • Three weeks lapsed before they met again.
  • She showed a time-lapse video of the flower growing.
  • ...and then, after the lapse of sixty minutes...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death
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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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