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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ELAPSED

The week elapsed, and at the end of it, I had not presented myself at his residence.

A little more than a year had elapsed when he again entered the political arena.

Uneasily, he had remained in the library until the allotted time was elapsed.

When, however, suitable time had elapsed, the oldest of the party spoke.

Some hours elapsed before he was conscious of anything that was passing around him.

Two or three minutes elapsed, and Mr. Galloway came out again.

In the few days that had elapsed Hilary had become a legendary figure.

A month has elapsed,—and we stand in the bedchamber of Sir John Chester.

Several months elapsed, and no remittance arrived from my father.

Upwards of a year had elapsed since Vivian Grey left England.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Middle French elapser, from Latin elapsus, past participle of elabi "slip or glide away, escape," from ex- "out, away" (see ex-) + labi "to slip, glide" (see lapse (n.)). The noun now corresponding to elapse is lapse. Related: Elapsed; elapsing.

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