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  • n. Plural form of lapse.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lapse.

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Examples

  • It is unclear whether Bernanke could continue to run the central bank if he is not confirmed before his term lapses January 31.

    Reuters: Top News

  • He said Pakistan shared intelligence "with the rest of the world, including the United States," so if there were what he called lapses in Pakistan "that means lapses from the whole world."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Brennan blamed a series of what he called lapses and human errors in U.S. intelligence and security defenses for allowing a Nigerian man to board the plane with explosives.

    CITIZEN-TIMES.com - News

  • The adviser, John Brennan, says there were a series of what he called lapses and errors in sharing intelligence about the Nigerian man accused in the foiled attempt.

    TheState.com: The Buzz

  • Mr Brennan blamed a series of what he called lapses and human errors in US intelligence and security defences for allowing a Nigerian man to board the plane with explosives.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Republicans lashed out at the Obama administration Monday for what they called lapses in security and an inadequate response to the attack.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • ` ` To start the season the way he started with those kind of lapses is inexcusable and unacceptable, and I think we're over that. ''

    USATODAY.com

  • But the nature of such lapses is changing due to the immediate and easy access to information and ideas as well as the fluidity of communication engendered by new social media platforms we see today.

    Social Media Obscures Line Between “on the record” and “off the record” : Law is Cool

  • It takes them only a short time, maybe a year and a half or so, to learn that while they can get away with certain lapses of behavior at home, their public behavior will not embarrass me.

    The Illuminated Crowd | Her Bad Mother

  • McCain with all of his stench, ill temperment and memory lapses is still better than no check and balance at all ...

    The F-Team

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