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cease
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • They were, in fact, sheltered, but they had ceased to remember it.
  • Then suddenly his visits had ceased.
  • After an hour or two they had lost all clear sense of direction, though they knew well enough that they had long ceased to go northward at all.
  • After some miles, however, the road ceased to roll up and down: it climbed to the top of a steep bank in a weary zig-zagging sort of way, and then prepared to go down for the last time.
  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.
  • He ceased, but at once Boromir stood up, tall and proud, before them.
  • For it is a long tale, full of deeds great and terrible, and briefly though Elrond spoke, the sun rode up the sky, and the morning was passing ere he ceased.
  • The chanting ceased.
  • He was interested in roots and beginnings; he dived into deep pools; he burrowed under trees and growing plants; he tunnelled into green mounds; and he ceased to look up at the hill-tops, or the leaves on trees, or the flowers opening in the air: his head and his eyes were downward.
  • The future, good or ill, was not forgotten, but ceased to have any power over the present.
  • While they were halted, the wind died down, and the snow slackened until it almost ceased.
  • The voice of Legolas faltered, and the song ceased.

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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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