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  • The shower greatly abated, the lightning ceased, the thunder rolled among the distant hills, and the sun began to glisten on the wet leaves and the falling rain.
  • On the present evening of the long vacation, in Cook’s Court, Cursitor Street, he does such a powerful stroke of business that the warehouse appears to be quite full when the works cease.
  • I told you what would come of it when I ceased to be so, and see here!
  • When these at length cease, all seems more mysterious and quiet than before.
  • She has ceased to toss the screen and holds it as if she were listening.
  • Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble.
  • I do not mean that it ceased even then, but that my attention was then diverted into a current very memorable to me.
  • Mrs. Bagnet ceasing, Mr. Bagnet removes his hand from his head as if the shower-bath were over and looks disconsolately at Mr. George, who has turned quite white and looks distressfully at the grey cloak and straw bonnet.
  • The bell that rings at nine o’clock has ceased its doleful clangour about nothing; the gates are shut; and the night-porter, a solemn warder with a mighty power of sleep, keeps guard in his lodge.
  • When it has ceased, the fine night, the bright large moon, and multitudes of stars, are left at peace again.
  • Here he would crease up his eyelids and kiss his fingers to me, though I am happy to say he had ceased to be particular in his attentions since I had been so altered.
  • "My mother will likewise live in the ’ouse when her present quarter in the Old Street Road shall have ceased and expired; and consequently there will be no want of society.

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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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