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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice;
  • But now every sound ceased suddenly, with the subsidence of Mr. Walters’ voice, and the conclusion of the speech was received with a burst of silent gratitude.
  • The groans ceased and the pain vanished from the toe.
  • The buzz of study ceased.
  • By and by attention ceased from him, and the accustomed school murmur rose upon the dull air once more.
  • At last he was satisfied that time had ceased and eternity begun; he began to doze, in spite of himself; the clock chimed eleven, but he did not hear it.
  • However, even inquests went out of vogue at last, and ceased to torture Tom’s conscience.
  • At last frocks ceased to appear, and he dropped hopelessly into the dumps; he entered the empty schoolhouse and sat down to suffer.
  • But when the shadows of night closed them in, they gradually ceased to talk, and sat gazing into the fire, with their minds evidently wandering elsewhere.
  • Now one snore ceased.
  • Ten o’clock came, and the noise of vehicles ceased, scattered lights began to wink out, all straggling foot-passengers disappeared, the village betook itself to its slumbers and left the small watcher alone with the silence and the ghosts.

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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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