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hiatus

Anatomy
1. a natural opening or aperture; foramen
2. a less common word for vulva

hiatus

[hī′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A space or a passage through an organ.
(geology)
A gap in a rock sequence due to a lack of deposition of a bed or to erosion of beds.
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That is because the sentence has been rendered "almost impenetrable" by two subject-verb hiatuses, one of which is embedded in the other, and by several presumed but nonexistent subject-verb hiatuses, such as between "hope" and "Died" or "bloom" and "Died.
His sentence would have been so much easier to read had he dispensed with both hiatuses and just said (only poetically): "Thy extreme hope is waste.
Many small hiatuses between subject and verb are not the result of a word or phrase being sandwiched between them; they are the result of word order being inverted, with subject-verb-object transposed to subject-object-verb.