lapsing :

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  • 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 .
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  • Joe Thornton in
    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.

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