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cease
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Lord of the Flies
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  • ...the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.
  • At last Ralph ceased to blow and sat there, the conch trailing from one hand, his head bowed on his knees.
  • For a moment or two Simon was happy to be accepted and then he ceased to think about himself.
  • Ralph sighed, sensing the rising antagonism, understanding that this was how Jack felt as soon as he ceased to lead.
  • Roger ceased to be a pig and became a hunter, so that the center of the ring yawned emptily.
  • Toward midnight the rain ceased and the clouds drifted away, so that the sky was scattered once more with the incredible lamps of stars.
  • He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority.
  • The yelling ceased, and Samneric lay looking up in quiet terror.
  • Then the voices passed away down the rock and he ceased to think of them.

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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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