Only then, Santorum would later say, did it become “a pretty easy call” to induce labor and allow the pregnancy to lapse.
The transformation requires sustained effort: one that cannot lapse just because energy prices have collapsed.
President Obama's answer to the question is to rely heavily on the lapse of the Bush tax cuts and to shrink the defense budget.
But Glaser made no mention of Wachovia, what had gone wrong there, and what might be learned from the lapse in oversight.
The president has said he would allow those tax cuts to lapse, at least for high income levels.
He almost forgot where he was; he did not heed the lapse of time.
It was not, however, before the lapse of several months that he succeeded.
After all this lapse of time one hopes that one may not hit on any surviving prejudice against the use of names and places.
Discredited by lapse of time and offensive to the popular taste, as an old book.
It was indeed a beautiful old church, mellowed into restful beauty by the lapse of years.
mid-15c., "elapsing of time, expiration;" also "temporary forfeiture of a legal right," from Middle French laps "lapse," from Latin lapsus "a slipping and falling, flight (of time), falling into error," from labi "to slip, glide, fall." Meaning "moral transgression, sin" is c.1500; that of "slip of the memory" is 1520s; that of "a falling away from one's faith" is from 1650s.
early 15c., said to be from lapse (n.) or from Latin lapsare "to lose one's footing." Related: Lapsed; lapses; lapsing.