The American Revolution was protracted: Five years elapsed between the Declaration of Independence and Yorktown.
His attorney successfully argued that the charges should be dropped because too much time had elapsed.
On Sunday afternoon, one minute and 15 seconds elapsed before it turned green.
Forty-five minutes were estimated to have elapsed from the time the stabbing began until the killer left.
But by the time a critical wanted poster sent via fax arrived, more than two hours elapsed.
Only a few moments had elapsed since I had stood there before.
The week elapsed, and at the end of it, I had not presented myself at his residence.
The flesh and rice cakes are likewise offered, but after a few moments have elapsed, they are eaten by all the people.
Uneasily, he had remained in the library until the allotted time was elapsed.
By and by the captain and myself were released from durance vile, and before twenty minutes elapsed the "revolt" was over.