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  • But when the sacrament was carried in and they were led up to it, at once the "possession" ceased, and the sick women were always soothed for a time.
  • In that case you will naturally cease to think of the future life too, and will of yourself grow calmer after a fashion in the end.
  • "But her night fevers have entirely ceased ever since Thursday," said the lady with nervous haste.
  • If he reformed, you’d give him up at once and cease to love him.
  • He ceased speaking suddenly, as though checking himself.
  • Having uttered these words Dmitri ceased speaking as suddenly as he had begun.
  • By showing him so much respect, Thou didst, as it were, cease to feel for him, for Thou didst ask far too much from him—Thou who hast loved him more than Thyself!
  • As soon as I began visiting Grushenka, I ceased to be betrothed, and to be an honest man.
  • Three or four ceased throwing for a minute.
  • But she suddenly ceased laughing and became serious, almost stern.
  • Your expectant eyes ceased to annoy me, I grew fond of them in the end, those expectant eyes.
  • I love some great deeds done by men, though I’ve long ceased perhaps to have faith in them, yet from old habit one’s heart prizes them.
  • Oh, with greater faith, for it is fifteen centuries since man has ceased to see signs from heaven.
  • When the Inquisitor ceased speaking he waited some time for his Prisoner to answer him.
  • The voice ceased.
  • And having no respect he ceases to love, and in order to occupy and distract himself without love he gives way to passions and coarse pleasures, and sinks to bestiality in his vices, all from continual lying to other men and to himself.
  • Work without ceasing.
  • The struggling ceased and then began again, and for three days I couldn’t come back to my senses.
  • It was just at this time that all sources of revenue from Fyodor Pavlovitch, doles which had gone on without interruption for so many years, ceased.
  • But he had at home an old silver watch which had long ceased to go.
  • There had certainly been the sound of a bell in the distance, but the ringing had ceased.
  • The prosecutor ceased speaking.
  • The rain had ceased, but the dull sky was still overcast with clouds, and a keen wind was blowing straight in his face.
  • It was a dull morning, but the snow had ceased.
  • After he had ceased to visit her, he took advantage of his knowledge of the house to enter at night through the garden by the roof, at great risk of discovery.
  • Everywhere in these days men have, in their mockery, ceased to understand that the true security is to be found in social solidarity rather than in isolated individual effort.
  • He did not notice that the bell had ceased ringing, nor did he notice that the songs had ceased, and that instead of singing and drunken clamor there was absolute stillness in the house.
  • He did not notice that the bell had ceased ringing, nor did he notice that the songs had ceased, and that instead of singing and drunken clamor there was absolute stillness in the house.
  • The sick man did not regain consciousness; the convulsions ceased for a time, but then began again, and every one concluded that the same thing would happen, as had happened a year before, when he accidentally fell from the garret.
  • And people have even ceased to feel the impulse to self-criticism.
  • He ceased walking to and fro, sat down on the sofa, leaned his elbows on the table again and held his head tight in both hands.
  • He ceased laughing and spoke as it were, confidentially.
  • That’s what’s so horrible, that such dark deeds have ceased to horrify us.
  • And well it is that they stand aside, but maybe they will cease one day to do so and will form a firm wall confronting the hurrying apparition and will check the frenzied rush of our lawlessness, for the sake of their own safety, enlightenment and civilization.
  • "And if I’ve ceased to be a Christian, then I told no lie to the enemy when they asked whether I was a Christian or not a Christian, seeing I had already been relieved by God Himself of my Christianity by reason of the thought alone, before I had time to utter a word to the enemy.
  • He slowly ceased speaking; then suddenly, as though on reflection, added: "And look here again.
  • The prosecutor watched him the whole time and only when he had ceased speaking, observed, as though it were the most ordinary thing, with the most frigid and composed air: "Oh, about the open door of which you spoke just now, we may as well inform you, by the way, now, of a very interesting piece of evidence of the greatest importance both to you and to us, that has been given us by Grigory, the old man you wounded.

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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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