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  • v. Present participle of elapse.


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  • Al Qaeda has a long time horizon, with 8 years elapsing between WTC attacks I and II.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Bush Record

  • Beautiful streamer, follow me down, Time is elapsing and here comes the ground; Six hundred feet and then I can tell, If I'll go to heaven or end up in hell.

    Dick Winters

  • You can even get there faster than usual, by decreasing the amount of time you experience elapsing with respect to the rest of the world — either by low-tech ways like freezing yourself, or by taking advantage of the laws of special relativity and zipping around near the speed of light.

    Rules for Time Travelers

  • I bet he gets huge coverage this Sunday and that time is elapsing for a endorsement to be meaningful.

    MSNBC Reporter: Obama Campaign Didn't Push Story That Hillary Was Behind Passport Files Breach

  • In the mid-1990s this was a difficult process, with the Internet not in widespread use, no facility for downloading (legally or otherwise) TV episodes quickly and often many months elapsing between the end of a season and it appearing on VHS, not to mention that collecting a series on VHS (with only two episodes per tape being the norm) was extremely expensive and space-consuming.

    The Arc of Truth: Part 3

  • * The time elapsing from awareness-knowledge of an innovation decision for an individual is measured in days, months, or years.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • Although the college student label has a way of extending childhood from 18 to 22 (not necessarily in a good way), my reaction to my birthday is more of a reaction to the elapsing of time --- the fact that I am going from 19 to 20.

    My Life and "The Seventeen Traditions"

  • So I ask all of you: how is it that anyone who sets out for a jaunt in cyberspace is able to get up from her desk without hours of time elapsing and nothing concrete to show for it?

    Wendy Belzberg: Blogger Etiquette

  • Carlsbad fasted Lykes dazzler Lindholm elapsing: …

    Think Progress » Much bigger than the Dukestir.

  • The drug is available in the U.S. only to patients with elapsing multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease who are enrolled in a risk-minimization plan, under which every patient is closely monitored for serious infections.

    Biogen, FDA


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