Part of speech: verb

To glide by; pass, as time.

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Usage examples "elapse":

  1. No matter what time may elapse, or what may happen in the time, you believe my marriage with Mary is still a marriage delayed, and nothing more?" - "The Two Destinies", Wilkie Collins.
  2. In probability Mary will be at Southampton Row this morning, and something of that kind be matured between you; but in any case not many hours shall elapse before I shake you by the hand. - "Charles Lamb", Barry Cornwall.
  3. He had said that at least a month must elapse before it would be safe to make an attempt to leave Paris. - "The Light That Lures", Percy Brebner.