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 Meanings and Examples of ELAPSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
elapse
 v.  slip or glide away; pass away silently
Classic Sentence: (57 in 4 pages)
1  If he glued it together the next morning months might elapse before his wife noticed what had happened, and meanwhile he might after all be able to match the dish at Shadd's Falls or Bettsbridge.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
2  I lay there dismally calculating that sixteen entire hours must elapse before I could hope for a resurrection.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
3  It might be that a long interval would elapse ere the White Whale was seen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
4  When the man and Cosette had taken their departure, Thenardier allowed a full quarter of an hour to elapse; then he took her aside and showed her the fifteen hundred francs.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X—HE WHO SEEKS TO BETTER HIMSELF MAY RENDER HIS S...
5  In this manner a certain time elapsed.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX—A MERRY END TO MIRTH
6  Since then nine months have elapsed, at fifteen francs a month, the price agreed upon, which makes one hundred and thirty-five francs.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X—HE WHO SEEKS TO BETTER HIMSELF MAY RENDER HIS S...
7  Several minutes elapsed thus, and the light retreated.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—A FIVE-FRANC PIECE FALLS ON THE GROUND AND PROD...
8  In point of fact, three minutes had not elapsed when the men made their appearance.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—THE ZIGZAGS OF STRATEGY
9  Half a minute had not elapsed when he was resting on his knees on the wall.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
10  About a quarter of an hour elapsed.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
11  A full month elapsed, during which Marius went every day to the Luxembourg.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII—ADVENTURES OF THE LETTER U DELIVERED OVER TO ...
12  Four quarters would have amounted to only forty francs, and he could not owe four, because six months had not elapsed since Marius had paid for two.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—JONDRETTE COMES NEAR WEEPING
13  A minute had not elapsed, when the sound of the cracking of a whip was heard, which rapidly retreated and died away.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
14  But days, weeks, months, elapsed.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
15  Three-quarters of an hour had not elapsed since they had risen in bed in the dark, nail in hand, and their project in their heads.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER III—THE VICISSITUDES OF FLIGHT
Example Sentence:
1  If possible, let at least a week elapse between writing your original draft and attacking the second draft.
2  Several months elapsed before his case was brought to trial.
3  Well before a billionth of a second had elapsed the universe started to grow exponentially.