a mistake resulting from inattention
a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
"a lapse of three weeks between letters"
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(verb)
a failure to maintain a higher state
sink, pass, lapse(verb)
pass into a specified state or condition
"He sank into nirvana"
run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on
end, at least for a long time
"The correspondence lapsed"
drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)
go back to bad behavior
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
go along, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, regress, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall back, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, relapse, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back
"He lapsed his membership"
elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)
"three years elapsed"
run, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, continue, occur, die, sneak off, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, fall back, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, sneak out, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, play along, expire, overhaul, go through, reach, communicate, go under, come about, keep, choke, pop off, go across, overtake, glide by, sneak away, extend, decease, fall, pass, proceed, pass by, clear, exit, conk, travel by, buy the farm, relapse, pass along, steal away, retrogress, slide by, go along, surpass, guide, backslide, pass on
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(Law.) become void
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How to use lapse in a sentence?
Ceding space to the military isn't the answer. Parliament can't pass the buck for creating a functioning criminal justice system, there's been no movement on reform ... When the military courts lapse, the criminal justice system will still be broken.
The fact that they just painted out something without thinking about it is a real lapse in judgment.
Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
I understand I made a giant mistake and a significant lapse in judgment.
Even if that dog had anything, finding it now will be difficult because of the time lapse. We are trying to do everything to find the source.
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