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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Then, wishing to make the best use of his time while he had the means of labor, he continued to work without ceasing.
  • Nearly four years had passed away; at the end of the second he had ceased to mark the lapse of time.
  • He guessed something uncommon was passing among the living; but he had so long ceased to have any intercourse with the world, that he looked upon himself as dead.
  • If, on the contrary, it is a prisoner, the noise I make will alarm him, he will cease, and not begin again until he thinks every one is asleep.
  • At the first blow the sound ceased, as if by magic.
  • While retracing the past, I forget the present; and traversing at will the path of history I cease to remember that I am myself a prisoner.
  • This would have been a method of reckoning time, had not Dantes long ceased to do so.
  • Dantes wished to ascertain whether his neighbor had really ceased to work.
  • The voices soon ceased, and it seemed to him as if every one had left the cell.
  • The noise had ceased; but it seemed that Morrel expected something—something had occasioned the noise, and something must follow.
  • That astonishment ceased when one of the brigands remarked to his comrades that Cucumetto was stationed ten paces in Carlini’s rear when he fell.
  • Suddenly the tumult ceased, as if by magic, and the doors of the church opened.
  • Cease, then, to allow yourself to be duped by vain hopes, that even your own excellent heart refuses to believe in.
  • He could not cease gazing at and kissing the sweet girl.
  • If it is a workman, I need but knock against the wall, and he will cease to work, in order to find out who is knocking, and why he does so; but as his occupation is sanctioned by the governor, he will soon resume it.
  • Dantes ran down the rocks at the risk of being himself dashed to pieces; he listened, he groped about, but he heard and saw nothing—the cries had ceased, and the tempest continued to rage.
  • It seemed, however, to Edmond, who was hidden from his comrades by the inequalities of the ground, that at sixty paces from the harbor the marks ceased; nor did they terminate at any grotto.
  • He had noticed, however, that the prisoner on the other side had ceased to labor; no matter, this was a greater reason for proceeding—if his neighbor would not come to him, he would go to his neighbor.
  • "If by six in the morning the four thousand piastres are not in my hands, by seven o’clock the Count Albert will have ceased to live."
  • Their return was quite an event, but as they entered together, all uneasiness on Albert’s account ceased instantly.
  • Are you no longer my master, or have I ceased to be your slave?
  • When I had ceased speaking, he thankfully raised his eyes to heaven, but without uttering a word.
  • At length, one by one, all the noises in the neighborhood ceased.
  • As he ceased speaking, the count felt the hand of Mercedes tremble.
  • I beseech of you, Maximilian, to cease trifling, and tell me what you really mean.
  • Yes; pray take a cigar, and cease to defend yourself, and to struggle to escape marrying Mademoiselle Danglars.
  • "Sire," interposed the minister of police, "I came a moment ago to give your majesty fresh information which I had obtained on this head, when your majesty’s attention was attracted by the terrible event that has occurred in the gulf, and now these facts will cease to interest your majesty."
  • The coachman entered and traversed the half-circle without slackening his speed, and the gates were closed ere the wheels had ceased to sound on the gravel.
  • I merely tell you to look into my conduct during the last four years that we have ceased to be husband and wife, and see whether it has not always been consistent.
  • Edmond felt a sort of stupor creeping over him which brought with it a feeling almost of content; the gnawing pain at his stomach had ceased; his thirst had abated; when he closed his eyes he saw myriads of lights dancing before them like the will-o’-the-wisps that play about the marshes.
  • Then the steps retreated, and the voices died away in the distance; the noise of the door, with its creaking hinges and bolts ceased, and a silence more sombre than that of solitude ensued,—the silence of death, which was all-pervasive, and struck its icy chill to the very soul of Dantes.
  • The term for which Edmond had engaged to serve on board The Young Amelia having expired, Dantes took leave of the captain, who at first tried all his powers of persuasion to induce him to remain as one of the crew, but having been told the history of the legacy, he ceased to importune him further.
  • Everything was as we have said, a question of arithmetic to Cocles, and during twenty years he had always seen all payments made with such exactitude, that it seemed as impossible to him that the house should stop payment, as it would to a miller that the river that had so long turned his mill should cease to flow.
  • The count had felt the influence of this happiness from the moment he entered the house, and he remained silent and pensive, forgetting that he was expected to renew the conversation, which had ceased after the first salutations had been exchanged.
  • Villefort ceased to contend; he only groaned.
  • Deeply engaged with a sort of inward contemplation, Valentine had ceased for a moment to join in the conversation.
  • All noise in the streets had ceased, and the silence was frightful.
  • —Very little without you, mother; for believe me, but for you I should have ceased to live on the day I doubted my father and renounced his name.
  • After that I ceased to blaspheme, but I cursed my father.
  • "No, no, friend," replied the doctor, "you will soon cease to suffer."
  • You see I am obliged to economize, in case your prosperity should cease.
  • Before this day closes, if M. Danglars is guilty, he shall cease to live, or I shall die.
  • Then the pen of the clerk ceased to move over the paper; he raised his head, and appearing to be perfectly sure of privacy,—"Ah, ha," he said, "here you are, Peppino!"
  • Half an hour, an hour, an hour and a half elapsed, and during this period of anguish, Edmond leaned over his friend, his hand applied to his heart, and felt the body gradually grow cold, and the heart’s pulsation become more and more deep and dull, until at length it stopped; the last movement of the heart ceased, the face became livid, the eyes remained open, but the eyeballs were glazed.
  • My father answered with a loud laugh, which was more frightful than even threats would have been, and he had not ceased when two reports of a pistol were heard; he had fired them himself, and had killed two men.
  • It may, therefore, be easily imagined there is no scarcity of guides at the Colosseum, that wonder of all ages, which Martial thus eulogizes: "Let Memphis cease to boast the barbarous miracles of her pyramids, and the wonders of Babylon be talked of no more among us; all must bow to the superiority of the gigantic labor of the Caesars, and the many voices of Fame spread far and wide the surpassing merits of this incomparable monument."
  • The magistrate was seated in an arm-chair, writing, with his back towards the door; he did not move as he heard it open, and the door-keeper pronounce the words, "Walk in, madame," and then reclose it; but no sooner had the man’s footsteps ceased, than he started up, drew the bolts, closed the curtains, and examined every corner of the room.
  • Know, then, what I thought I had already told you, that in participation in this world’s affairs, more especially in their moral aspects, the Count of Monte Cristo has never ceased to entertain the scruples and even the superstitions of the East.
  • "Still, sir; and I shall always do so," replied d’Avrigny, "for it has never for one instant ceased to retain possession of my mind; and that you may be quite sure I am not mistaken this time, listen well to what I am going to say, M. de Villefort."
  • The actors made their entries and exits unobserved or unthought of; at certain conventional moments, the spectators would suddenly cease their conversation, or rouse themselves from their musings, to listen to some brilliant effort of Moriani’s, a well-executed recitative by Coselli, or to join in loud applause at the wonderful powers of La Specchia; but that momentary excitement over, they quickly relapsed into their former state of preoccupation or interesting conversation.
  • "My dear count," said Albert, advancing to meet him, "permit me to repeat the poor thanks I offered last night, and to assure you that the remembrance of all I owe to you will never be effaced from my memory; believe me, as long as I live, I shall never cease to dwell with grateful recollection on the prompt and important service you rendered me; and also to remember that to you I am indebted even for my life."
  • At other times in spite of maternal endearments or threats, I had with a child’s caprice been accustomed to indulge my feelings of sorrow or anger by crying as much as I felt inclined; but on this occasion there was an intonation of such extreme terror in my mother’s voice when she enjoined me to silence, that I ceased crying as soon as her command was given.
  • …just as I was about to imprint a chaste salute on his lips, placed a pistol to my head, and, aided by seven or eight others, led, or rather dragged me, to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian, where I found a highly educated brigand chief perusing Caesar’s ’Commentaries,’ and who deigned to leave off reading to inform me, that unless the next morning, before six o’clock, four thousand piastres were paid into his account at his banker’s, at a quarter past six I should have ceased to exist.
  • As to Haidee, these terrible reminiscences seemed to have overpowered her for a moment, for she ceased speaking, her head leaning on her hand like a beautiful flower bowing beneath the violence of the storm; and her eyes gazing on vacancy indicated that she was mentally contemplating the green summit of the Pindus and the blue waters of the lake of Yanina, which, like a magic mirror, seemed to reflect the sombre picture which she sketched.
  • "Oh, no," said Villefort; "I never ceased to search and to inquire.

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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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