A prudent person, lapsing into a dilemma, is specially discomfitted.
"Five dollars," repeated the old lady, lapsing into senseless iteration.
Was it the voice of turbulent centuries and the lapsing tides of men?
"The fraulein is to come often," says Freilgrath, lapsing into his native idiom.
Do you think that I am on the verge of lapsing into complete idiocy?
And she ...