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- n. A gliding in; an immission or entrance of one thing into another.
- n. A sudden descent or attack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A gliding in; an immisson or entrance of one thing into another; also, a sudden descent or attack.
- intransitive v. To fall or glide; to pass; -- usually followed by into.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass, glide, or slide: usually followed by into.
- n. A gliding in or into; entrance as by permeation; influx: used especially of the descent of the Holy Spirit.
- n. Inspiration; divine influx.
- n. A falling on; onset.
Democritus says that dreams are formed by the illapse of adventitious representations.
And everything that moved is a body; and the voice moves, and having its illapse upon smooth places is reflected, as when a ball is cast against a wall it rebounds.
Plato and the Stoics introduce divination as a godlike enthusiasm, the soul itself being of a divine constitution, and this prophetic faculty being inspiration, or an illapse of the divine knowledge into man; and so likewise they account for interpretation by dreams.
Metrodorus, that it is a forcible illapse of the sun upon clouds which makes them to sparkle as fire.
The first saving illapse from God upon the hearts of the elect is the Holy
There is, indeed, no gracious influence from above, no illapse of light, life, love, or grace upon our hearts, but proceedeth in such a dispensation.
 Actual grace is an illapse of divine influence and assistance, working in and by the soul any spiritual act or duty whatsoever, without any pre-existence unto that act or continuance after it, “God working in us, both to will and to do.”
Word of God; the nature of the illapse which the Spirit from on high makes on the spirit and faculties of the man.
You are, perhaps unconsciously, expecting some miraculous illapse of heavenly power and brightness into your soul; something apart from divine truth, and from the working of
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