No matter what happened, no matter what months or years might elapse
, he would know her again and for ever know her again.
In a fortnight's time, at the latest, it would be necessary for him to leave England; and a month or more might elapse
before it would be possible for him to return.
No matter what time may elapse
, or what may happen in the time, you believe my marriage with Mary is still a marriage delayed, and nothing more?
Though January had already come, months would have to elapse
before any trading schooner was even likely to put into the bay.
As I stood speculating upon our chances once we settled into the frightful Maelstrom beneath us and at the same time mentally computing the hours which must elapse
before aid could reach us, the wireless operator clambered up the ladder to the bridge, and, disheveled and breathless, stood before me at salute.
to inform Anne, by that day's post, that an interval of forty-eight hours must elapse
before his father's recovery could be considered certain?
It happened that that particular time, comprising the short daily interval which was suffered to elapse
between what was pleasantly called the dinner of Mr Squeers's pupils, and their return to the pursuit of useful knowledge, was precisely the hour when Nicholas was accustomed to issue forth for a melancholy walk, and to brood, as he sauntered listlessly through the village, upon his miserable lot.
But war, gentlemen, is impossible under existing circumstances; and, however we may desire it, many years may elapse
before our cannon shall again thunder in the field of battle.
The earth was but a day old, having been new the night before at twelve; and two days must elapse
before its crescent, freed from the solar rays, would serve as a clock to the Selenites, as in its rotary movement each of its points after twenty-four hours repasses the same lunar meridian.
But how am I to get over the ten or twelve days that must yet elapse
before they go?
It may easily be believed, that he would not suffer so handsome an occasion of improving his acquaintance with the beloved object as now offered itself to elapse
, when even good breeding alone might have prompted him to pay her a visit.
The master of the week being short-sighted, and the prepostors of the week small and not well up to their work, the lower- school boys employ the ten minutes which elapse
before their names are called in pelting one another vigorously with acorns, which fly about in all directions.