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elapse
used in Jane Eyre

11 uses
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Definition
of time:  to pass by
  • A very long time elapsed.
    Chapter 15 (85% in)
  • I recalled the time when I had travelled that very road in a coach; I remembered descending that hill at twilight; an age seemed to have elapsed since the day which brought me first to Lowood, and I had never quitted it since.
    Chapter 10 (24% in)
  • The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half-an-hour elapsed and still I was alone.
    Chapter 11 (5% in)
  • A considerable interval elapsed before it again rose.
    Chapter 18 (12% in)
  • A sufficient interval having elapsed for the performers to resume their ordinary costume, they re-entered the dining-room.
    Chapter 18 (21% in)
  • More than ten days elapsed before I had again any conversation with her.
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
  • Mr. Rochester had given me but one week's leave of absence: yet a month elapsed before I quitted Gateshead.
    Chapter 22 (1% in)
  • I assured him I was naturally hard — very flinty, and that he would often find me so; and that, moreover, I was determined to show him divers rugged points in my character before the ensuing four weeks elapsed: he should know fully what sort of a bargain he had made, while there was yet time to rescind it.
    Chapter 24 (92% in)
  • Ere many minutes had elapsed, I was again on my feet, however, and again searching something — a resource, or at least an informant.
    Chapter 28 (30% in)
  • Incommunicative as he was, some time elapsed before I had an opportunity of gauging his mind.
    Chapter 30 (29% in)
  • Some time elapsed before, with all my efforts, I could comprehend my scholars and their nature.
    Chapter 32 (1% in)

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