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cease
used in Treasure Island

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Definition to stop or discontinue
  • The captain, who had so long been a cause of so much discomfort, was gone where the wicked cease from troubling.
    Chapter 7 -- I Go to Bristol (65% in)
cease = to stop or discontinue
  • My father was always saying the inn would be ruined, for people would soon cease coming there to be tyrannized over and put down, and sent shivering to their beds; but I really believe his presence did us good.
    Chapter 1 -- The Old Sea-dog at the Admiral Benbow (60% in)
  • But by this time we had all long ceased to pay any particular notice to the song; it was new, that night, to nobody but Dr. Livesey, and on him I observed it did not produce an agreeable effect, for he looked up for a moment quite angrily before he went on with his talk to old Taylor, the gardener, on a new cure for the rheumatics.
    Chapter 1 -- The Old Sea-dog at the Admiral Benbow (82% in)
  • At last the tapping recommenced, and, to our indescribable joy and gratitude, died slowly away again until it ceased to be heard.
    Chapter 4 -- The Sea-chest (78% in)
  • Although the breeze had now utterly ceased, we had made a great deal of way during the night and were now lying becalmed about half a mile to the south-east of the low eastern coast.
    Chapter 13 -- How My Shore Adventure Began (2% in)
  • At last the speakers seemed to have paused and perhaps to have sat down, for not only did they cease to draw any nearer, but the birds themselves began to grow more quiet and to settle again to their places in the swamp.
    Chapter 14 -- The First Blow (27% in)
  • The squire raised his gun, the rowing ceased, and we leaned over to the other side to keep the balance, and all was so nicely contrived that we did not ship a drop.
    Chapter 17 -- Narrative Continued by the Doctor: The Jolly-boat's. (52% in)
  • So I must have lain for hours, continually beaten to and fro upon the billows, now and again wetted with flying sprays, and never ceasing to expect death at the next plunge.
    Chapter 23 -- The Ebb-tide Runs (97% in)

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