What does the word lapse mean?

Usage examples for lapse

  1. This estimate, after the lapse of considerably more than half a century, still, on the whole, stands good. – Beautiful Europe - Belgium by Joseph E. Morris
  2. Major Hockin exclaimed, and then colored with remembering that rather he should have let my lapse pass. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  3. It is not possible after such a lapse of time. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
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