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Definition a stopping
  • The Security Council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
cessation = ending
  • She estimates that your probability of lung cancer will drop to that of a non-smoker if you haven't already got it 10 to 15 years after cessation of smoking.
  • cessation = the ending
  • An unusual pattern of sudden, effortless smoking cessation in long-term smokers may indicate the onset of lung cancer.
  • cessation = stopping
  • The twins, puzzled, looked at each other; while Piggy, reassured by the cessation of violence, stood up carefully.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • cessation = ending
  • 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
  • cessation = stoppage
  • 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
  • cessation = stopping
  • a cessation of the thunder
  • A dull, slow journey—a movement imperceptible to any eye— but it was proceeding, nevertheless, and without cessation.
    Twain, Mark  --  A Tramp Abroad
  • Then she knew by the cessation of the whirlwind that they had shut it.
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  An Unsocial Socialist
  • Sowerberry was much tickled at this: as of course he ought to be; and laughed a long time without cessation.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Oliver Twist Or The Parish Boy's Progress
  • Here, then, there was a cessation from toil, from hunger, and alarm.
    Irving, Washington  --  The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the far West
  • Cessation from all hankerings.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • 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
  • Boredom therefore can arise from the cessation of habitual functions, even though these may be boring too.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • 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
  • As with all smoking cessation aids, it has the least success with the heaviest smokers.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • 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
  • The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Chicago's Commercial and Financial Chronicle reported, "Never before has there been such a sudden and striking cessation of industrial activity."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Everything remained the same and there was no cessation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych

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