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elapse

verb cease, cease to be, close, come to an end, conclude, disappear, discontinue, draw to a close, end, finish, go, go by, happen, lapse, occur, pass, pass by, run out, slip away, stop, succumb, take place, terminate, transpire, vanish
Associated concepts: time elapsing for an appeal, time elapsed to challenge a ruling
See also: expire
References in classic literature ?
Twelve, fifteen, eighteen months would often elapse without any tidings of them, when they would come sweeping their way down the Ottawa in full glee, their canoes laden down with packs of beaver skins.
There was indeed every reason to expect success, since the mould has absorbed the entire mass of the molten metal; still some considerable time must elapse before they could arrive at any certainty upon the matter.
A few days were allowed to elapse (as a precaution agreed to by both parties) before the jewel was actually taken out of the bank.