His continued enthusiasm for his work, when most other people would have long since lapsed into retirement, was remarkable.
VanVonderen is a Midwesterner, built like a line backer, and a lapsed alcoholic himself.
Sher lapsed into prayer, imploring Allah to make the executions stop.
As a lapsed Mississippian, one of the most shocking to me regarded his visit with Jefferson Davis down at Davis' home in Biloxi.
Then DeVito lapsed into a cartoonish impersonation of then-President George W. Bush.
Again he lapsed into silence, as if fearful to ask the boon.
Eventually, however, she lapsed into a sort of listless immobility.
From the level from which he has lapsed they have not descended.
Then she became dizzy once more, and lapsed into silent thought.
Putting his feet back on the desk, he lit the cigar, drew in a cloud of smoke, and lapsed into deep thought.
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.