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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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cease
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • His soul, stifling and helpless, would cease to be.
  • Then their voices ceased; they had gone.
  • —I’LL PAY YOUR DUES, FATHER, WHEN YOU CEASE TURNING THE HOUSE OF GOD INTO A POLLING-BOOTH.
  • His days and works and thoughts could make no atonement for him, the fountains of sanctifying grace having ceased to refresh his soul.
  • He ceased to shake his clasped hands and, resting them against his forehead, looked right and left of them keenly at his listeners out of his dark stern eyes.
  • The ache of conscience ceased and he walked onward swiftly through the dark streets.
  • The whisper ceased and he knew then clearly that his own soul had sinned in thought and word and deed wilfully through his own body.
  • At the words MY MOST GRIEVOUS FAULT he ceased, breathless.
  • The rhythm died away, ceased, began again to move and beat.
  • The bell and the bird ceased; and the dull white light spread itself east and west, covering the world, covering the roselight in his heart.
  • The talk about him ceased for a moment and a soft hiss fell again from a window above.
  • And therefore the tongues about him had ceased their babble.
  • He ceased and, as Stephen did not reply, remained silent.
  • The singing ceased.
  • …his father say that Mike Flynn had put some of the best runners of modern times through his hands Stephen often glanced at his trainer’s flabby stubble-covered face, as it bent over the long stained fingers through which he rolled his cigarette, and with pity at the mild lustreless blue eyes which would look up suddenly from the task and gaze vaguely into the blue distance while the long swollen fingers ceased their rolling and grains and fibres of tobacco fell back into the pouch.

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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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