How many years elapsed from beginning to end can hardly be said.
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat-Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
No dust has settled on that robe; no time has elapsed since that divinity was revealed.
Several weeks elapsed before the true character of the disease was known, and in this brief space it had already been carried by animals purchased in Smithfield market to all parts of the country.
Two or three years elapsed before Luther began to be generally known and to exercise a perceptible influence upon affairs.