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cease
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Brave New World
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  • The explosions ceased, the bells stopped ringing, the shriek of the siren died down from tone to tone into silence.
  • He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of.
  • The singing of the girls over their test-tubes, the preoccupied whistling of the Microscopists, suddenly ceased.
  • He lifted a hand to his mouth; the titillation ceased; let his hand fall back on the metal knob; it began again.
  • Bound by strong vows that had never been pronounced, obedient to laws that had long since ceased to run, he sat averted and in silence.
  • Abruptly the tramping ceased.
  • Her hands went to her throat, then clawed at the air–the air she could no longer breathe, the air that, for her, had ceased to exist.
  • They had never seen a face like hers before–had never seen a face that was not youthful and taut-skinned, a body that had ceased to be slim and upright.

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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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