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lapse
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
  • I took no note of the lapse of time — of the change from morning to noon, from noon to evening.
    Chapter 29 (2% in)
  • That afternoon lapsed in peace and harmony; and in the evening Bessie told me some of her most enchanting stories, and sang me some of her sweetest songs.
    Chapter 4 (99% in)
  • You think all existence lapses in as quiet a flow as that in which your youth has hitherto slid away.
    Chapter 15 (13% in)
  • It is one of my faults, that though my tongue is sometimes prompt enough at an answer, there are times when it sadly fails me in framing an excuse; and always the lapse occurs at some crisis, when a facile word or plausible pretext is specially wanted to get me out of painful embarrassment.
    Chapter 23 (22% in)
  • The lunatic is both cunning and malignant; she has never failed to take advantage of her guardian's temporary lapses; once to secrete the knife with which she stabbed her brother, and twice to possess herself of the key of her cell, and issue therefrom in the night-time.
    Chapter 27 (51% in)
  • When at last she left you, you lapsed at once into deep reverie: you betook yourself slowly to pace the gallery.
    Chapter 27 (64% in)

There are no more uses of "lapse" in Jane Eyre.

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