LAPSE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of lapse
Definition:
n. gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty
Example:
The mayor is apologizing, saying he's deeply sorry for a lapse of judgment.
Sentence in Classic:
Not to fall was too hard, too hard; and he felt the silent lapse of his soul, as it would be at some instant to come, falling, falling, but not yet fallen, still unfallen, but about to fall.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
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 Context
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 Context
It was vexatious; but in the warm lands everything grows so quickly; and after the lapse of eight days he observed, to his great joy, that a new shadow came in the sunshine.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
The degree of our conception of freedom or inevitability depends in this respect on the greater or lesser lapse of time between the performance of the action and our judgment of it.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
The others sat round the fire, talking away, utterly regardless of the lapse of time, till Meg, whose maternal mind was impressed with a firm conviction that Daisy had tumbled out of bed, and Demi set his nightgown afire studying the structure of matches, made a move to go.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context