To better see all uses of the word
cease
in
As I Lay Dying
please enable javascript.

cease
Used In
As I Lay Dying
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Some time toward dawn the rain ceases.
  • Cash ceases the plane and squints along the plank, wiping it with his palm.
  • In the thick air it’s like their voices come out of the air, flowing together and on in the sad, comforting tunes, When they cease it’s like they hadn’t gone away.
  • Cash labors about the trestles, moving back and forth, lifting and placing the planks with long clattering reverberations in the dead air as though he were lifting and dropping them at the bottom of an invisible well, the sounds ceasing without departing, as if any movement might dislodge them from the immediate air in reverberant repetition.
  • With Jewel—I lay by the lamp, holding up my own head, watching him cap and suture it before he breathed—the wild blood boiled away and the sound of it ceased.

  • There are no more uses of "cease" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • They signed a cease-fire agreement.
  • They agreed to a temporary cease-fire so non-combatants could leave the area.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading