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cease
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Great Expectations
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  • My state of mind, as I have described it, began before I was up in the morning, and lasted long after the subject had died out, and had ceased to be mentioned saving on exceptional occasions.
  • I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt," said Estella, "and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be.
  • When that person discloses, my part in this business will cease and determine.
  • The moment he ceased, she looked at him again.
  • I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt," said Estella, "and of course if it ceased to beat I should cease to be.
  • It was not necessary to explain everywhere that I had come into a handsome property; but whenever I said anything to that effect, it followed that the officiating tradesman ceased to have his attention diverted through the window by the High Street, and concentrated his mind upon me.
  • Standing at the bottom of the staircase, I felt the mildewed air of the feast-chamber, without seeing her open the door, and I heard her walking there, and so across into her own room, and so across again into that, never ceasing the low cry.
  • Old Barley was growling and swearing when we repassed his door, with no appearance of having ceased or of meaning to cease.
  • Old Barley was growling and swearing when we repassed his door, with no appearance of having ceased or of meaning to cease.
  • For the beam across the parlor ceiling at Mill Pond Bank had then ceased to tremble under old Bill Barley’s growls and was at peace, and Herbert had gone away to marry Clara, and I was left in sole charge of the Eastern Branch until he brought her back.
  • When it was over, he said, weighing in his hand the purse he had ceased to swing:— "Now, Joseph Gargery, I warn you this is your last chance.

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  • They signed a cease-fire agreement.
  • They agreed to a temporary cease-fire so non-combatants could leave the area.

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