verb (used without object), e·lapsed, e·laps·ing.
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Origin of elapse
OTHER WORDS FROM elapseun·e·lapsed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for elapse
But by the time a critical wanted poster sent via fax arrived, more than two hours elapsed.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Forty-five minutes were estimated to have elapsed from the time the stabbing began until the killer left.
During the moment which elapsed between her reply and my answer I thought of a thousand responses to that innocent confession.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More than a year elapsed before Hawes found an attorney willing to handle the pardon request.
The 24 years that have elapsed have already blurred the small details, the memories and the feelings.
As so much time has elapsed since the orders were given, the persons that ordered them are quite impotent.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Smoke not before breakfast, nor till an hour has elapsed after a good meal.
The inscription of the Rupuath Rock has the words: "Two hundred and fifty years have elapsed since the departure of the teacher."God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Not until forty-four years had elapsed did she renew her acquaintance with the family in the person of Peter Ilich.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
Pernambuco had during the half century which had elapsed since the expulsion of the Dutch had time to recruit.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham