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  • Doyle let the firing continue for a long time before calling out for us to cease fire.   (source)
    cease = stop or discontinue
  • The draft that had for a moment stirred the boys' trouser cuffs and blown the man's hair, ceased.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • It seems that the worries and wants of a young boy never cease.   (source)
    cease = end (discontinue)
  • They ... ceased to talk, then died.   (source)
    ceased = discontinued
  • The knocking had ceased.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • He had ceased to wonder if the action was wise,   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • The movement and noise cease abruptly.   (source)
    cease = stop or discontinue
  • Probably you have ceased to notice it.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of.   (source)
    cease = discontinue
  • He hadn't once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes.   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • Things become quieter, but the cries do not cease.   (source)
  • I'd ceased feeling sleepy, but I was very tired and my legs were aching badly.   (source)
  • Hunting tigers ceased to interest me some years ago.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • Mercedes ceased weeping over the dogs, being too occupied with weeping over herself and with quarrelling with her husband and brother.   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • His power ceases, as does that of all evil things, at the coming of the day.   (source)
    ceases = stops (does not continue)
  • And what is it to cease breathing but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?   (source)
    cease = stop or discontinue
  • But the engine-driver took the little engine and looked at it — and the fireman ceased for an instant to shovel coal, and looked, too.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • She never ceased reminding him that he was under a debt of gratitude to her which he could never repay.   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • As they grew hungry the rights of property ceased to be regarded.   (source)
    ceased = discontinued
  • This, it seems to me, is unwise and unreasonable, and should cease.   (source)
    cease = stop or discontinue
  • This smile rested upon myself, who had never ceased to follow her with my eyes.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • The house in which we live has long ceased to be our house; I shall go away.   (source)
  • The shells, which had ceased to trouble the regiment for a time, came swirling again, and exploded in the grass or among the leaves of the trees.   (source)
  • I answered that it had ceased to be a private matter, but had become a public one,   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • Before I lost my sight and hearing, I was fast learning to talk, but after my illness it was found that I had ceased to speak because I could not hear.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice;   (source)
  • The short summer night seemed as long as the winter darkness, and at last when the whippoorwills ceased, and she was afraid the morning would after all come too soon, she stole out of the house and followed the pasture path through the woods,   (source)
  • She began to wish he would die; yet she did not want him to die because then his salary would cease.   (source)
    cease = stop
  • The reason he had never heard of Texas was that Texas and her affairs had been painfully cut out of his newspapers since Austin began his settlements; so that ... this virgin province, in which his brother had travelled so far, and, I believe, had died, had ceased to be to him.   (source)
    ceased = stopped or discontinued
  • ...before the conflict itself should cease.   (source)
    cease = stop
  • The north wind had ceased—as was usual with the setting of the sun, and a light air arose from the south.   (source)
    ceased = stopped
  • The roar ceases; Dad resumes.†   (source)
  • Coughing noises ceased but the hubbub rose as she neared her seat—all distant sounds to her, because mostly she heard the sickness of her own jagged breathing.†   (source)
  • He didn't stop going right away, purely to show Deutscher that he wasn't afraid of him, but after another few weeks, Rudy ceased his involvement altogether.†   (source)
  • Even when the rains finally ceased life was still very difficult.†   (source)
  • With time, the queries about our adopted— and decidedly eccentric—little boy had mercifully ceased, and, considering how tactless Afghan queries can be sometimes, that was a considerable relief.†   (source)
  • They all ceased to exist the moment the novel ended.†   (source)
  • The noise built to a deafening crescendo before ceasing abruptly.†   (source)
  • Slowly, the dog's growls ceased — it tottered on its paws and fell to its knees, then it slumped to the ground, fast asleep.†   (source)
  • The rise and fall of the raft had ceased, and it sat virtually motionless.†   (source)
  • Instantly the Rottweilers ceased barking and dropped to sitting positions, their black ears pricking up intently.†   (source)
  • But when the coughing ceased, Mr. Lanier said, "I pray to God there was a way we could stay in this thing, but we can't go on no chain gang, David."†   (source)
  • She knew very well what she would see in it; her reflection had long since ceased to interest her.†   (source)
  • I and the girl in the picture have ceased to be the same person.†   (source)
  • The talking ceased.†   (source)
  • Our mother would cease to be.†   (source)
  • But the effort to do so has never ceased?†   (source)
  • When the abbot rushed from the monastery to confront the captain— demanding in the name of the Lord that they cease this desecration at once—the captain leaned against a post and lit a cigarette.†   (source)
  • Few Middletown businesses are doing well, and many have ceased operating altogether.†   (source)
  • The dogs cease barking.†   (source)
  • It was as if the people ceased to be people and instead became an enormous herd of panicked, stampeding two-legged creatures.†   (source)
  • Conversation abruptly ceases.†   (source)
  • Get even closer and you trigger a flight reaction from which the bird will not cease until the three-hundred-yard limit is set again, or until heart and lungs fail.†   (source)
  • The lawyers stopped conferring, the prosecutors awaiting other cases paid attention, and family members ceased their chatter.†   (source)
  • Here, the glistening Rose Line took a ninety-degree vertical turn and continued directly up the face of the obelisk itself, ascending thirty-three feet to the very tip of the pyramidical apex, where it finally ceased.†   (source)
  • From the time that Colette Ogilvie collapsed, the church bells of Philadelphia tolled without cease.†   (source)
  • But if I am ended, I shall simply cease to be.†   (source)
  • Due to the preponderance of such agricultural methods in the cultivation of illegal substances, we order you to cease and desist immediately....†   (source)
  • It never ceases to amaze me how quickly he gets around the sectors.†   (source)
  • Shortly after this visitation, the Department of Inspections notified Joe by certified letter that the tour business at the Hamilton-Turner House violated the zoning code and must cease immediately.†   (source)
  • The celebrations ceased immediately as the crew saw their commander's expression.†   (source)
  • Below them the trees of the mountain dwindled, became sparse, were replaced by bushes and then small, dry grasses, and then vegetation ceased entirely and there were only rocks, points and peaks of rock, sharp and dangerous.†   (source)
  • The reverberations of the bells cease.†   (source)
  • This nightly assault had become such a regular part of their lives that they'd ceased to think of it as something terrifying—in fact, the photograph I'd seen of it in Miss Peregrine's album had been labeled Our beautiful display.†   (source)
  • Sure enough, within a few moments the ringing had ceased and the pencil woman had led Kate into the sitting room to join him.†   (source)
  • And they, like Mercer, insisted that she cease to contact them unless privately.†   (source)
  • The clacking ceases.†   (source)
  • The chemical reaction occurs at the time the drowning victim is ceasing to breathe.†   (source)
  • That the television was always "on" at 80 Front Street ceased to tempt Owen and me.†   (source)
  • Just because she'd left Endovier didn't mean Endovier had ceased to be.†   (source)
  • Ser Rodrik came for her just as the bell ceased its clangor.†   (source)
  • The worm in Grayson's head had long since ceased to be a tiny tickle; it was now a maddening itch.†   (source)
  • If he could not enlist—and for all his self-sufficiency Brinker could not do much without company—he could at least cease to be so multifariously civilian.†   (source)
  • Even Julian and the books cease to exist.†   (source)
  • Additional forces are being sent into District 8, and all textile production has ceased.†   (source)
  • The muted thunder of the plumbing—she had not noticed it begin—ceased with a judder that shook the air.†   (source)
  • And then, after I ceased to be amazed with the pleasant sounds of my voice saying new words, I tugged Amah's sleeve and asked: "Who is the Moon Lady?"†   (source)
  • From then on, Chielo never ceased in her chanting.†   (source)
  • But after a week the stream of refugees from that direction ceased and news dried up.†   (source)
  • When will you cease?†   (source)
  • The birds stopped singing, the bugs ceased their thrumming.†   (source)
  • And then as quickly as the rain had started, it ceased.†   (source)
  • KAI DUG HIS FINGERNAILS INTO HIS KNEES WHEN THE chanting of the protestors ceased.†   (source)
  • Suddenly the pounding ceased.†   (source)
  • The Arabs had very recently ceased to exist, and even when they had existed they were five hundred thousand light-years from Damogran.†   (source)
  • Cease tire!†   (source)
  • Work in that household never ceased, and it called for skill and patience, qualities Kit did not seem to possess.†   (source)
  • I came to this conclusion and ceased to worry about it.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately VistaBank had ceased paying dividends, and failed, shortly before Mr. Barbour's death.†   (source)
  • Individuals might be bred to sacrifice themselves, but the race as a whole can never decide to cease to exist.†   (source)
  • She was aware of his libertine relationships with the women in the factory, but had ceased to be hurt by them.†   (source)
  • Indeed, it was said that during the busy seasons the grinding hum of sewing machines never entirely ceased on the Lower East Side, day or night.†   (source)
  • And I ceased to be "Mama."†   (source)
  • His atrocity was not forgotten, but over time searches ceased.†   (source)
  • Even if we did survive and Mr. Tanaka adopted us, would my own family cease to exist?†   (source)
  • The tears begin flowing just as quickly as they had ceased.†   (source)
  • I should tell you that I was revealing this terrible secret to Lil while Miss Cowper was trying to teach us the Wonders of the Adverb and that when she asked if Lil and I had anything we'd like to share with the whole class, we stopped, quickly understanding that Miss Cowper was watching us angrily and would beat us mercilessly if we did not cease immediately.†   (source)
  • Passively, with no say, you ceased to be a creature of the mind and became a creature of the nerve endings; from college-educated man to wailing ape in five easy seconds.†   (source)
  • As if that time were a name he'd ceased to use.†   (source)
  • Colton had never ceased breathing.†   (source)
  • In fact, their brains more or less cease to function.†   (source)
  • But she never cursed his name or ceased her praying, and she never treated any person other than with kindness and respect.†   (source)
  • saw the beast's skeleton glowing through boiling flesh and then it spasreed high into the air and simply ceased to be.†   (source)
  • Because of cell culture, he said, the world was "on the threshold of a hopeful new era in which cancer, mental illness and, in fact, nearly all diseases now regarded as incurable will cease to torment man."†   (source)
  • By then, with the farmlands and many of the Mexicans of Klingerman Street removed, the City of Rosemead annexed this part of South San Gabriel and it ceased being unwanted county territory.†   (source)
  • If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning.†   (source)
  • We fell in love with his music for what it was, but also for what it defined, which was that moment in our lives when we ceased being two and became one.†   (source)
  • The story ceases to be locked in the middle of the twentieth century and becomes timeless and archetypal, speaking of the tensions and difficulties that exist always and everywhere between brothers, with all their caring and pain and guilt and pride and love.†   (source)
  • When the chicken dies—and cackles no more—its "form" ceases to exist.†   (source)
  • For he had become a Christian, some forty years earlier, without ceasing in the least to be a loyal Jew.†   (source)
  • Oh, sure, the Narcolombians still have a lock on coca leaves, but now that Nippon Pharmaceuticals has its big cocaine-synthesis facility in Mexicali nearly complete, that will cease to be a factor.†   (source)
  • Something in their faces suggested that they were off to fight on their own initiative, so to speak, and had long since ceased to be part of such a precise, perfectly functioning machine as the army.†   (source)
  • At some point he basically ceased to believe what anyone told him about a high school football player.†   (source)
  • If the Dark Elders succeed, the world of the humani will have already ceased to exist.†   (source)
  • His force managed to kill a number of American troops and a far greater number of Iraqis before the fanatical cleric declared a cease-fire in June.†   (source)
  • Worst of all, in that same instant all data from Lieutenant Awn ceased.†   (source)
  • Pained by her refusals, he came with less and less frequency until he ceased coming altogether.†   (source)
  • Perhaps they had grasped that the doors could not be closed, and new doors would continue to open, and they had understood that the denial of coexistence would have required one party to cease to exist, and the extinguishing party too would have been transformed in the process, and too many native parents would not after have been able to look their children in the eye, to speak with head held high of what their generation had done.†   (source)
  • Your uncle, the man who has been like a father to you, will cease to exist.†   (source)
  • Then we would ensure the enemy ceased to exist.†   (source)
  • Your bright eyes bear down on me without cease, on behalf of the quick and the dead.†   (source)
  • But time had ceased to matter, and now the instructors knew we were right on the edge, and they came around with mugs of hot chicken broth.†   (source)
  • Soon no one would remain, and the fair would cease to exist as a living memory in anyone's brain.†   (source)
  • The Nikolayev "Missile acquisition radars have ceased," the combat information center officer reported to the cruiser's captain, just now arrived from the bridge.†   (source)
  • If Luma decided not to coach the 15s, the team would simply cease to exist.†   (source)
  • And then we both ceased our noise because the old man was calling his name.†   (source)
  • Would wonders never cease?†   (source)
  • When requested by Miss Narwin—on the first occasion—to cease, Philip Malloy did so.†   (source)
  • The din inside her mind ceased as suddenly as a record that had stopped spinning.†   (source)
  • It was extremely pleasant and so chaste in its way that Ursula ceased her vigilance.†   (source)
  • But it was still interesting, and never ceased to amaze me, how concerned people were about standing up and speaking before a group.†   (source)
  • Salander had tenderness in her eyes, but that this strange woman was her mother never ceased to amaze her.†   (source)
  • In some weird way, they ceased to be whole men and women.†   (source)
  • the gale abruptly ceased.†   (source)
  • But the arm against her throat had ceased its trembling; the knifepoint at her back pressed still and sharp.†   (source)
  • The raincoat felt damp still, from the day before, but that would soon cease to matter.†   (source)
  • Leisure hours will cease.†   (source)
  • The clanging ceased, but everything outside still looked like the middle of the night when Ivan Denisovich Shukhov got upto go to the bucket.†   (source)
  • Cease!†   (source)
  • She noticed that the voice from Galicia had ceased hammering at her brain.†   (source)
  • So when he said, "Kill the man in black," all other possibilities ceased to exist.†   (source)
  • Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.†   (source)
  • Someone was screaming for a cease-fire but Stink was on full automatic.†   (source)
  • I wondered how my eyes looked and asked Timothy about that "Dey look widout cease," he said.†   (source)
  • Doctor doesn't cease being doctor at close of day.†   (source)
  • At the same time, she ceased struggling.†   (source)
  • He talked until the words slowed, ebbed, finally ceased.†   (source)
  • The kidneys become jammed with blood clots and dead cells, and cease functioning.†   (source)
  • I hadn't mentioned it to Vee because I was hoping it would shrink and shrivel in my memory until it ceased to have happened.†   (source)
  • As we ran, they threw the clothes at us: pants, jackets, shirts ... In a few seconds, we had ceased to be men.†   (source)
  • All forms of public transport had long since ceased and we lived miles away in Orlando.†   (source)
  • How is it possible that a fruit simply ceases to exist from one coast to another?†   (source)
  • I noticed that I had ceased to be "Gen" and returned to being a kind of unreliable animal, like a cow that's prone to wandering away.†   (source)
  • I don't remember how or why the visits ceased.†   (source)
  • Nick criticized DMSC on his blog, and an Indian responded: It never ceases to amaze me how supposedly feminist, progressive thinkers like you often get weak-kneed at the prospect of women actually owning decisions about sex and work.... It is highly unsavory of you to exploit the difficult stories of sex workers as an argument against sex work as a profession at a time when sex workers are finally making some headway in creating safety for themselves.†   (source)
  • No matter how many times she heard the words, they never ceased to make her shiver.†   (source)
  • All laughter ceased immediately as the lawyers shoved gum in their mouths and straightened their ties.†   (source)
  • They never cease to appall me.†   (source)
  • If we are educated, the complaint is that we will cease being the "ideal servant."†   (source)
  • When the throb of the engine ceased, Hema felt the silence within the cabin press on her eardrums.†   (source)
  • And we'll keep walking until the rest of the world ceases to exist.†   (source)
  • At one end of the town stands a stark old stucco structure, the roof of which supports an electric sign-dance-but the dancing has ceased and the advertisement has been dark for several years.†   (source)
  • To cease using a substanceany substancethat you not only need but enjoy?†   (source)
  • Even though he still came to the river every night, it was obvious to Call that Lonesome Dove had long since ceased to need guarding.†   (source)
  • I held fast to the child till her struggling ceased and she lay still on the floor of the East Wing, her eyes wide open, dead to the world.†   (source)
  • As he listened, it ceased.†   (source)
  • As abruptly as the sound and movement began, so did it cease.†   (source)
  • After a while I saw how tired she was, and I took pity on her and ceased my pleading.†   (source)
  • At last the enemy gunfire ceased, but searching the buildings and identifying the dead was no longer the priority.†   (source)
  • You could see that they suddenly ceased to the Talking Beasts.†   (source)
  • At last he had ceased to be a little boy; for the first time in his life he was on his own.†   (source)
  • The companionable walks stopped, and the cubicle drop-bys ceased.†   (source)
  • "We hunted," said my father, "but the one you call a fool wished us to hunt from one moon to the next, never ceasing."†   (source)
  • Also, two people seem much to each other as they await alone the ceasing of the rain or the coming of the delayed boat.†   (source)
  • Why someone so vibrant should want to be with a man like him, he never ceased to wonder.†   (source)
  • But at seventy-seven, he's long since ceased leading men into border wars.†   (source)
  • Passing near the din, the godly people dropped their heads and conversation ceased.†   (source)
  • For six years after this, virtually all building ceased in Chicago.†   (source)
  • Ironic, I suppose, that just when his organization's endeavors had ceased to be global in theory and had become global in fact, a child had entered his life.†   (source)
  • So quickly now I draw to a close and cease my task.†   (source)
  • All "irregularities" must cease at once.†   (source)
  • People who had hardly noticed his resemblance to Henry Fonda before now never ceased discussing it, and there were even those who hinted sinisterly that Major Major had been elevated to squadron commander because he resembled Henry Fonda.†   (source)
  • They were, in fact, sheltered, but they had ceased to remember it.†   (source)
  • Dozens of other Wazir ceased firing their weapons long enough to embrace Mortenson, bring him steaming slivers of goat, and make similar donations.†   (source)
  • Is it possible they do not realize that we shall never cease to persevere against them until they have been taught a lesson which they and the world will never forget?†   (source)
  • I'm working on one of her front feet when I'm suddenly aware that all human activity in the menagerie has ceased.†   (source)
  • Then the ringing ceased.†   (source)
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