a small fault or mistake,especially one that is quickly put right
a failure in correct behaviour,belief,duty,etc.
a passing away ,especially of time
pass gradually into a less active or less desirable state
(of a business agreement,official title,legal right,etc.) come to an end,especially because of lack of use,death,or failure to claim
"a lapse of three weeks between letters"
"He sank into nirvana"
"The correspondence lapsed"
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
"He lapsed his membership"
"three years elapsed"
A lapse of a hundred years is not much in the story of..Florence.
出自： M. O. W. Oliphant
The fountain made itself heard,..marking off the lapse of seconds, the progress of hours.
出自： F. Norris
Rippling waves that lapsed in silver hush Upon the beach.