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adjective as in retrograde

noun as in backsliding

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Remaining a pop phenomenon for 20 years without dying or lapsing into self-parody is quite a feat.

Stone has a habit of lapsing into the passive voice—e.g., “Her wax job was Brazilian.”

This lapsing will be arrested by any fresh deposit, by any fresh notice or by any fresh entry of interest in the deposit-book.

It is hard to appreciate and to live up to them, and hence they are always lapsing out of view, and requiring to be rediscovered.

Of the metals, the production of copper is a lapsing industry, confined to Cornwall.

He managed to jerk his gun free, but his brain was already lapsing into unconsciousness.

Lapsing again into rueful speculation, he tried desperately to devise some means of regaining his liberty.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lapsing, such as: declining, deteriorating, inverted, receding, reversed, and sinking.

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