verb (used without object), e·lapsed, e·laps·ing.
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Origin of elapse
OTHER WORDS FROM elapseun·e·lapsed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for elapsed
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.
About a quarter of an hour, as I say, had elapsed since I had told them the news when a loud assertive voice fell on my ear.Trafalgar|Benito Prez Galds
Long intervals, however, elapsed in most cases between the original synopsis and the final touches.The Forged Coupon and Other Stories|Leo Tolstoy
After another half-hour had elapsed, the two workmen quitted the studio to go to dinner, and Luca and his brother were left alone.After Dark|Wilkie Collins
Several weeks had elapsed since the incidents recorded in the last chapter.Wild Western Scenes|John Beauchamp Jones
Some days elapsed before I was allowed to know of Walters arrival, but I knew of it nevertheless.Memoirs of Leonora Christina|Leonora Christina Ulfeldt