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Definitions of elapse

  1. To slip or glide away; to pass away silently. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To slip or glide away; as, a long time has elapsed since then. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To slip or glide away: to pass silently, as time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To pass away. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To glide by; pass, as time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. pass by, as of time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. pass by; "three years elapsed" Wordnet Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for elapse

  1. Ancliffe had been seen, and not much time could elapse before her whereabouts would be discovered. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  2. And returning to where the young girl stood, the Superintendent asked her whether she felt sure the murderer would not escape in the time that must elapse before his apprehension. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
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