- n a failure to maintain a higher state
- v pass into a specified state or condition
- v end, at least for a long time
- v drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
- v go back to bad behavior
- v let slip
- v pass by
- His assignment: capture the vibrancy and beauty of the ancient capital without lapsing into clich.
- By the halfway point, he's contradicting himself almost every other sentence, and lapsing into incoherent repetitions of his two favorite phrases: "short-term" and "long-term.
- In the past few years, researchers have become convinced that other things can help prevent children from lapsing into anxiety, including a school environment that is welcoming and .
- Joe Thornton in Canada.com
We seem to keep lapsing,Sharks centre Joe Thornton said. "You think we'd be over that by now."
- Kofi Annan in Voice of America
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.
- Rehman in Khaleej Times
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.