He could have allowed a decent interval to elapse after the disastrous air strike, and then ordered the supply route reopened.
“No, senhor; some months must yet elapse before she takes the final vows,” said the father.
The length of time which must elapse before the trial could come on was dreadful.
A full twenty seconds must elapse from the moment I press the ball till the explosion takes place.
Weeks might elapse, or months even, when no soul passed that way.
Yet another month must elapse before the vessel would be ready for sea.
It will make a far greater difference if twenty years elapse.
There was some time yet, however, to elapse before the tussle commenced; and many a snow-storm had time meanwhile to rage.
Do you always allow three months to elapse between your visits?
How dreadfully this permission was used, we shall see ere many years elapse.