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cease
used in The Return of the King

6 uses
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Definition to stop or discontinue
  • Three strokes it rang, like silver in the air, and ceased: the third hour from the rising of the sun.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (52% in)
  • They have long ceased to fear the might of Gondor, and they have allied them with the Enemy, and now make a heavy stroke in his cause.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (72% in)
  • The throb would cease suddenly and then be taken up again at some other point, now nearer, now further off.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Ride of the Rohirrim (1% in)
  • The flying rain had ceased for a time, and the sun gleamed up above; but all the lower city was still wrapped in a smouldering reek.
    5.8 -- Book 5 Chapter 8 -- The Houses of Healing (2% in)
  • Now, for a moment, his own fate, and even his masters, ceased to trouble him.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (39% in)
  • Then, as a sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- The Field of Cormallen (42% in)

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