• WordNet 3.6
    • v elapse pass by "three years elapsed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Elapse To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; -- used chiefly in reference to time. "Eight days elapsed ; at length a pilgrim came."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • elapse To slide, slip, or glide away; pass away with or as if with a continuous gliding motion: used of time.
    • elapse To pass out of view or consideration; suffer lapse or neglect.
    • n elapse The act of passing; lapse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Elapse e-laps′ to slip or glide away: to pass silently, as time
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. elapsus, p. p. of elabi, to glide away; e, out + labi, to fall, slide. See Lapse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. elapsus, elabie, out, away, labi, lapsus, to slide.


In literature:

But moment after moment elapsed.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Perhaps an hour had elapsed when, suddenly, he jumped out of bed: the bell was ringing.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Although not ten minutes had elapsed since the arrival of the officer in command, the baggage wagons were in sight.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
Many years have elapsed, and great changes have happened since we parted.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
Scarcely had an hour elapsed ere the cries were repeated.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
He begged his Ministers to stand by him, and day after day elapsed and nothing was settled.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
All he knows is that I asked his permission to approach you and then let two days elapse.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
More than two hours had elapsed since the departure of the two spies.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
A whole year had now elapsed, and the day was fast approaching when he was to marry the Princess and ascend the throne.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Some seconds elapsed, however, before he ventured to look up.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting

In poetry:

How is it that I elapse unseen
a trifle to myself,
and before I sculpt,
I fill the marble with fright.
"O You, My Silent Sadness" by Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
The morning elapses, and noon now is near,
But time can't out-travel the lover's quick pace;
See Hermossan most true to his promise appear!
With transport he flies to his fair one's embrace.
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
Enshrined in this bosom, is living one now,
Still youthful and truthful, and talented too,
Though years have elapsed since she passed from our view;
E'en in Summer midst roses in beauty and bloom,
She faded away, and was borne to the tomb.
"For My Grand-Daughters, M. And L.--An Acrostic" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
The funerals were conducted at the expense of the local authority,
And two hours and more elapsed at the mournful ceremony;
And at one grave there were two thousand people, a very great crowd,
And most of the men were bareheaded ad weeping aloud.
"Burning of the Exeter Theatre" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Ex-CFO and his father, Adelphia 's founder, to begin serving terms Aug 13 after judge says "too much time has elapsed" on bail pending their appeal.
At tonight's closing ceremony, the sun just had set and all of seven minutes had elapsed before God Save the Queen wafted from the speakers of Olympic Stadium.
Correction to This Article Earlier versions of this article incorrectly said 13 hours elapsed between Mubarak's speech Thursday night and his abrupt abdication Friday.
CNC cycle time is defined as either elapsed time from a given event in one cycle to the same event in the next cycle or a job's total production run-time divided by the number of good parts machined.
Four years have elapsed since the Amarillo , TX, Fire Department lost our brother, Brian Hunton, after a fatal fall from a moving fire apparatus while responding to an emergency.
Nearly 100 years have elapsed since the killing of thousands of Armenians , but the wounds seem far from healed.
THIRTEEN centuries have elapsed since the Islamic invasion of North Africa obliterated ancient Carthage .
There is no waiting interval between application and sowing small grains, but overall control may be improved if at least 24 hours elapse between application and replanting.
The party is still determining how much time will be allowed to elapse between ballots, but mindful of the 1996 convention that ended at 4:35 am on a Sunday, the Liberals hope to have everything wrapped up in prime time Jan 26.
Lafayette's Alley Houghton recorded a hat trick before 20 minutes had elapsed off the clock in Tuesday's soccer match with Horn Lake at William L Buford Stadium.
Their dragstrip dominance is already well documented—for the record, the Ninja 's 9.69-second elapsed time fairly crushes the 9.89-second Suzuki, along with every other production bike.
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs' Office burglary investigators arrested a Kenner pawn shop manager for flouting state law by scrapping what was believed to have been stolen jewelry before a mandated 30-day hold had elapsed.
Rihanna doesn't let much time elapse between her album releases, but is the Talk That T alk singer really ready to roll out a new album before the year wraps.
So elapsed time of 3.5 hours.
After the required cure has elapsed, the grout is sealed with a penetrating sealer.

In science:

Therefore, if the 4D proper time is not τ then the time elapsed in the rest frame of the orbiting body during one complete revolution will not be constant.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
Primarily, a random number generator is mandatory in every Monte Carlo simulation. A tool to measure the elapsed time for the different methods can be used for an optimization and of course a three– and a four–vector should be available as well.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Increasing the sensitive area means that more photons are detected in less elapsed time.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
Where θ is the time-elapsed starting from the passage of the particle at the minimum distance from P .
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
Recall the lapse function is a measure of the proper time elapsed as one moves from one hypersurface to the next.
Variational Principles in General Relativity