He had so completely ceased to consider how far this might carry him, that he had a distinct sense of disappointment when she turned on him a face sparkling with derision.
To his wife he no longer counted: he had become extinct when he ceased to fulfil his purpose, and she sat at his side with the provisional air of a traveller who waits for a belated train to start.
She had shown her artistic intelligence in selecting a type so like her own that she could embody the person represented without ceasing to be herself.
When she ceased to amuse Judy Trenor and her friends she would have to fall back on amusing Mrs. Peniston; whichever way she looked she saw only a future of servitude to the whims of others, never the possibility of asserting her own eager individuality.
Lily’s sobs ceased, and she lifted her head.
To his impatience it seemed immeasurably long to wait, and half-ashamed of the impulse, he leaned to Mrs. Fisher to ask, as the music ceased, if Miss Bart had not dined with her.
What, then, if the passion persisted, though the other motive had ceased to sustain it?
Chapter 13 The street-lamps were lit, but the rain had ceased, and there was a momentary revival of light in the upper sky.
In the street the noise of wheels had ceased, and the rumble of the "elevated" came only at long intervals through the deep unnatural hush.
But he remembered Gerty’s warning words—he knew that, though time had ceased in this room, its feet were hastening relentlessly toward the door.
"I don’t know," she said, when he had ceased to speak, "why you imagine me to be situated as you describe; but as you have always told me that the sole object of a bringing-up like mine was to teach a girl to get what she wants, why not assume that that is precisely what I am doing?"
In his presence a sudden stillness came upon her, and the turmoil of her spirit ceased; but an impulse of resistance to this stealing influence now prompted her to say: "It’s very good of you to present yourself in that capacity; but what makes you think I have anything particular to talk about?"
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They signed a cease-fire agreement.
They agreed to a temporary cease-fire so non-combatants could leave the area.