We all are, as if we let him slip away.
I sit alone on the grassy slope soothed by the sound of lifeless years flowing free and watch a thousand seasons slip away.
Ney had allowed the valuable hours to slip away when he could have stormed Quatre Bras with ease and ensured co operation with his master.
The last chance of bringing about a decisive French success was thus allowed to slip away.
His cavalry gained contact before noon with Thielemann's corps, which was resting at Gembloux, but the enemy was allowed to slip away and contact was lost for want of a serious effort to keep it.