Definition of 'elapse'
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For me, there was no time elapsed between these paintings. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Five and a half years have elapsed since the seminar. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsThe usual few months elapsed before he received the standard rejection letter. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Enough time had now elapsed since our last newly afflicted patient to conclude that the epidemic was over. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The case was thrown out on the ground that too much time had elapsed between the recordings and the claim. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He argues that enough time has elapsed since the last wave of big deals to ease investor concerns that they destroy value. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Just six minutes of the second period had elapsed before Wednesday added a third. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nearly two hundred years had elapsed since the death of the orphan of the Temple. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)Once the five minutes have elapsed, the job of engaging with the dog can begin. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Yet more than 350 years have elapsed since any of our monarchs died of unnatural causes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But before that second had elapsed, he was laughing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our allotted hour has long since elapsed, but she is in no hurry to go. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 10 years have now elapsed since the original scheme was first projected. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It would be a shock to anybody to find the police at your doorstep after such a great period of time had elapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were told that if they did, they could have two marshmallows after the time had elapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are offering you odds for the first team to concede a goal - by time elapsed in the match. The Sun (2009)Just eight minutes had elapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The dog can be given more time if preferred, but under no circumstances should anything else be attempted before those five minutes have elapsed. THE DOG LISTENER: Learning the Language of your Best Friend (2002)Until 1900 years have elapsed the 19th century of years cannot end. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Just 27 seconds had elapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Barely 15 minutes had elapsed. The Sun (2014)Looking at the time elapsed, it is at least 30 hours. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Barely a minute had elapsed when instead of the wanted man, the two batsmen walked into the dressing-room. Great Sporting Failures (1993)Ten months have elapsed since his departure from Russia, which he blamed on a campaign of intimidation and a string of legal and visa problems. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It could find no record of your complaint to staff in the Oxford Street store because of the time that has elapsed since you went shopping. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A very few minutes elapsed before I was in his presence. DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004)
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British English: elapse VERB
When time elapses, it passes.
Forty-eight hours have elapsed since his arrest.
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