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 Meanings and Examples of LAPSE
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lapse
 n.  gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty
Classic Sentence: (48 in 4 pages)
1  After the lapse of time that has passed since their crime, it was impossible for me to secure a conviction against them in any court.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
2  At length, after a lapse of something more than an hour, Mr. Bumble, and Sowerberry, and the clerk, were seen running towards the grave.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
3  After the lapse of a week or so, the Jew left the room-door unlocked; and he was at liberty to wander about the house.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  At the time the circumstances made a deep impression upon me, and the lapse of two years has hardly served to weaken the effect.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
5  It was my intention to have stopped there, and to have said nothing of that event which has created a void in my life which the lapse of two years has done little to fill.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
6  For his own honour stands so high that he could not forget or pardon a lapse in another.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
7  After the lapse of a few seconds, the room and the opposite wall were lighted up with a fierce, red, tremulous glow.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
8  After the lapse of a few minutes he no longer knew his position.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—A TEMPEST IN A SKULL
9  After the lapse of some time I turned back and saw a great crowd coming up behind me.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—FORMS ASSUMED BY SUFFERING DURING SLEEP
10  It was at this epoch that Marius, after the lapse of six months, saw her once more at the Luxembourg.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V—THE ROSE PERCEIVES THAT IT IS AN ENGINE OF WAR
11  After the lapse of a few minutes, he was no longer blind.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE SEWER AND ITS SURPRISES
12  At last he reached the Blaru-bottom, after the lapse of forty minutes, sweating, soaked, breathless, scratched, and ferocious.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
13  These are the reflections of the first days; but when the lapse of time proves the reality of the evil, then the actual bitterness of grief commences.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  He was arranging his fruit in plates while we talked, which divided his attention, and was the cause of his having made this lapse of a word.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
15  Whether it was the following Sunday when I saw the gentleman again, or whether there was any greater lapse of time before he reappeared, I cannot recall.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
Example Sentence:
1  A momentary lapse in the final set cost her the match.
2  Despite the occasional lapse, this was a fine performance by the young saxophonist.
3  A brief lapse in the final set cost her the match.
4  The association needs to win back former members who have allowed their subscriptions to lapse.
5  The management's decision to ignore the safety warnings demonstrated a remarkable lapse of judgment.
6  The lapse of year will never efface that scene of ruins from my memory.
7  The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for a lapse of judgment.
8  After a sudden burst of activity, the team lapsed back into indolence.
9  After dinner, Kate lapsed into a glum silence.
10  She lapsed into inertia and lay there as if asleep.
11  Two weeks have lapsed since they arrived in Paris.
12  The audience were disappointed in the comedian because he lapsed from his formerly high standard of performance.
13  It was a superb performance, despite occasional lapses of intonation.