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All Quiet on the Western Front
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cease
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • Things become quieter, but the cries do not cease.
  • The shelling has ceased, I turn towards the crater and beckoning to the others.
  • Everyone knows that drill ceases only in the frontline and begins again a few miles behind, with all absurdities of saluting and parade.
  • Our artillery fires on it continually, but still it does not cease.
  • Suddenly the nearer explosions cease.
  • The fight ceases.
  • Now we freeze, it is autumn, the leaves rustle, the voices flutter out wearily: "One—two—three—four—" and cease at thirty-two.
  • The bullets hiss, they make a steel net, never ceasing, never ceasing.
  • The bullets hiss, they make a steel net, never ceasing, never ceasing.
  • The voices cease and the violin continues alone.
  • My hands are white at the knuckles, I clench them so tightly in my longing for the fire to cease so that my comrades may come.
  • The body is still perfectly still, without a sound, the gurgle has ceased, but the eyes cry out, yell, all the life is gathered together in them for one tremendous effort to flee, gathered together there in a dreadful terror of death, of me.
  • Their pale turnip faces, their pitiful clenched hands, the fine courage of these poor devils, the desperate charges and attacks made by the poor brave wretches, who are so terrified that they dare not cry out loudly, but with battered chests, with torn bellies, arms and legs only whimper softly for their mothers and cease as soon as one looks at 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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