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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • She began to wish he would die; yet she did not want him to die because then his salary would cease.
  • At the same time, without at all altering the elegance of his toilet, he ceased shaving his chin and allowed his beard to grow as it pleased.
  • Soon these shabby friends ceased to obtrude themselves and only the best people remained in the Golovins’ set.
  • And it will never cease.
  • His ache, this dull gnawing ache that never ceased for a moment, seemed to have acquired a new and more serious significance from the doctor’s dubious remarks.
  • A chill came over him, his breathing ceased, and he felt only the throbbing of his heart.
  • If it would only cease just for a moment!
  • Then he grew quiet and not only ceased weeping but even held his breath and became all attention.
  • And he ceased crying, but turning his face to the wall continued to ponder on the same question: Why, and for what purpose, is there all this horror?
  • "I am flying…… " He shuddered, shifted himself, and tried to resist, but was already aware that resistance was impossible, and again with eyes weary of gazing but unable to cease seeing what was before them, he stared at the back of the sofa and waited — awaiting that dreadful fall and shock and destruction.
  • Whether it was morning or evening, Friday or Sunday, made no difference, it was all just the same: the gnawing, unmitigated, agonizing pain, never ceasing for an instant, the consciousness of life inexorably waning but not yet extinguished, the approach of that ever dreaded and hateful Death which was the only reality, and always the same falsity.

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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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