He could have allowed a decent interval to elapse after the disastrous air strike, and then ordered the supply route reopened.
“No, senhor; some months must yet elapse before she takes the final vows,” said the father.
An interval of some days must elapse before this could be done.
A full twenty seconds must elapse from the moment I press the ball till the explosion takes place.
Perhaps— At all events, it would be better to allow some days to elapse.
Yet another month must elapse before the vessel would be ready for sea.
This satisfied us that hours might elapse before it was burned through.
There was some time yet, however, to elapse before the tussle commenced; and many a snow-storm had time meanwhile to rage.
A short time must elapse between the sentence and carrying it into force.
How dreadfully this permission was used, we shall see ere many years elapse.