v. slip or glide away; pass away silently
If possible, let at least a week elapse between writing your original draft and attacking the second draft.
Sentence in Classic:
Lily, going to bed early, had left the couple to themselves; and it seemed part of the general mystery in which she moved that more than an hour should elapse before she heard Bertha walk down the silent passage and regain her room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
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 Context
I lay there dismally calculating that sixteen entire hours must elapse before I could hope for a resurrection.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
They have allowed all this time to elapse, and then all of a sudden rake up events which have been forgotten to furnish materials for scandal, in order to tarnish the lustre of our high position.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
In the case of Pondicherry, seven weeks elapsed between the threat and its fulfilment, in Dundee it was only some three or four days.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The poor horses, tortured almost to death, suffered most from this truly Egyptian plague; the flies alighted upon them in large disgusting swarms; and if the coachman got down and scraped them off, hardly a minute elapsed before they were there again.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
When the twenty minutes had elapsed and the time had come for the old prince to get up, Tikhon came to call the young prince to his father.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context