lapsing lapsing  /ˈlæp sɪŋ/


  • (n) a failure to maintain a higher state


  1. His assignment: capture the vibrancy and beauty of the ancient capital without lapsing into clich.
  2. Unfortunately, without Dean, the Democratic primaries are lapsing into a synthetic and unsatisfying beauty pageant.
  3. It wasn't Britain after World War I, lapsing into pacifism because of the great tragedy of a loss of a generation.



  1. "We seem to keep lapsing," Sharks centre Joe Thornton said. "You think we'd be over that by now."
    on May 5, 2007 By: Joe Thornton Source:

  2. "We have seen an unacceptable number of peace agreements disintegrate within five years after the end of a civil war, with countries lapsing back into deadly conflict," said Mr. Annan.
    on Jun 23, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: Voice of America

  3. "We would also like to caution the government of Pakistan against lapsing into its traditional complacency with the disappearance of the war clouds," Rehman said.
    on Jan 3, 2009 By: Rehman Source: Khaleej Times

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