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  • An unusual pattern of sudden, effortless smoking cessation in long-term smokers may indicate the onset of lung cancer.
  • trying a smoking-cessation program
  • At first the ravenous animals were startled and terrified at the change—at the cessation of movement.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • And then the music ceased, as I have told; and the evolutions of the waltzers were quieted; and there was an uneasy cessation of all things as before.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Masque of the Red Death

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  • Clary’s arms around him, her hair falling down around them both, the cessation of pain that had come with darkness.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The winter ordained a cessation of motors, shrimp nets, and fishing lines.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The Germans had been cursed without cessation and for so long that the dirtiest anathema, no matter how novel, sounded vapid; better to let the tongue fall dumb.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The war has come to a point of cessation.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The cessation of rhythmic breathing suggests that either people have woken or have never really been asleep at all.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The twins, puzzled, looked at each other; while Piggy, reassured by the cessation of violence, stood up carefully.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies

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  • He has now so far quieted that there are spells of cessation from his passion.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Plegia is the cessation of motion.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Mr. Sowerberry was much tickled at this: as of course he ought to be; and laughed a long time without cessation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • And yet more incomprehensible is the cessation of that movement when a rational and sacred aim for the Crusade—the deliverance of Jerusalem—had been clearly defined by historic leaders.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Just a cessation of pain?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • The stillness consequent on the cessation of the rumbling and labouring of the coach, added to the stillness of the night, made it very quiet indeed.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Six years more of toil they had to face before they could expect the least respite, the cessation of the payments upon the house; and how cruelly certain it was that they could never stand six years of such a life as they were living!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The spirits of all were depressed, and even occasional rapid rides, during a partial cessation of the rain, failed permanently to arouse them.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Death, as a cessation of movement, as a passing out and away from the lives of the living, he knew, and he knew John Thornton was dead.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • For a while yet she looks at him, without reproach, without anything at all, as if her eyes alone are listening to the irrevocable cessation of his voice.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • He hopes his flight, like that of the character in the title, toward asylum (Canada, or freedom, or the company of the welcoming dead), or home, is interpreted as a radical gesture demanding change, an alternative way, a cessation of things as they are.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Duncan waited, until, by the cessation of the movement of the hand, he believed the strain was ended, when, by touching his shoulder, he drew the attention of the other to himself, and in a few words explained his wishes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • As with all smoking cessation aids, it has the least success with the heaviest smokers.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • At no hour of the day was there cessation of the lash on her premises.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The tumult of cessation from lessons was already breaking forth, but it sank at her voice.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • There was no cessation of mirth in that, either.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • After a partial cessation of his sensuous life, the soul of man, or its organs rather, are reinvigorated each day, and his Genius tries again what noble life it can make.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He was a tearful boy, and broke into such deplorable lamentations, when a cessation of our connexion was hinted at, that we were obliged to keep him.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • At Worcester, though he had the name of keeping to himself and not being much of a hand at a good time, he had secretly gloried in being clapped on the back and hailed as "Old Ethe" or "Old Stiff"; and the cessation of such familiarities had increased the chill of his return to Starkfield.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The Archbishop of Lima, whom we shall know later in a more graceful connection, hated her with what he called a Vatinian hate and counted the cessation of her visits among the compensations for dying.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • But one thing is possible, one thing she might desire," he went on, "that is the cessation of your relations and all memories associated with them.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • In every spot where the magic took effect, Roran felt his skin itch and crawl, followed by a blessed cessation of pain.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The cessation of existence of both or either, the inauguration of a new era or calendar, the annihilation of the world and consequent extermination of the human species, inevitable but impredictable.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But either because inquiry was too slow-footed to overtake him, or because the description applied to so many pedlars that inquiry did not know how to choose among them, weeks passed away, and there was no other result concerning the robbery than a gradual cessation of the excitement it had caused in Raveloe.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • "I suppose you will go and stay with your brother and sister, Miss Dashwood, when they come to town," said Lucy, returning, after a cessation of hostile hints, to the charge.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But often a pause so gained lengthened out until it evolved into a complete cessation from the attack.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The news filled her with the glow produced by a sudden cessation of physical pain.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • In the night, or the gloomy chambers of the day, fears and misgivings wax strong, but out in the sunlight there is, for a time, cessation even of the terror of death.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • For the most remarkable aspect of the affair was, that, at the cessation of the music, everybody was petrified at once, from the most extravagant life into a dead torpor.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • …intention of walking to Meryton was not forgotten; every sister except Mary agreed to go with her; and Mr. Collins was to attend them, at the request of Mr. Bennet, who was most anxious to get rid of him, and have his library to himself; for thither Mr. Collins had followed him after breakfast; and there he would continue, nominally engaged with one of the largest folios in the collection, but really talking to Mr. Bennet, with little cessation, of his house and garden at Hunsford.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • In fact, that lady did presently descend from her room, in double wonder at the noise and the subsequent cessation of Philip’s music.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • It was not the loss for the moment that made slack milking so serious, but that with the decline of demand there came decline, and ultimately cessation, of supply.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Everything remained the same and there was no cessation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • Nay, brother Ananda, The Blessed One has not yet passed into Nirvana; he has arrived at the cessation of perception and sensation.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Boredom therefore can arise from the cessation of habitual functions, even though these may be boring too.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The fair one, enraged at her frequent disappointments, determined on a short cessation of arms.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It was that reverie which we give to things that will not return, the lassitude that seizes you after everything was done; that pain, in fine, that the interruption of every wonted movement, the sudden cessation of any prolonged vibration, brings on.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • While in Cairo I held a press conference at which I said the ANC was "prepared to consider a cessation of hostilities."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Anselmo remarked the cessation of Lothario’s visits, and complained of it to him, saying that if he had known that marriage was to keep him from enjoying his society as he used, he would have never married; and that, if by the thorough harmony that subsisted between them while he was a bachelor they had earned such a sweet name as that of "The Two Friends," he should not allow a title so rare and so delightful to be lost through a needless anxiety to act circumspectly; and so he…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • But once in his cell, suffering none the less without cessation the long night through, from thoughts—thoughts con, cerning all that had just gone.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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