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used in Brave New World

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to stop or discontinue
  • He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of.
    p. 169.9
cease = discontinue
  • The explosions ceased, the bells stopped ringing, the shriek of the siren died down from tone to tone into silence.
    p. 21.6
  • ceased = stopped
  • The singing of the girls over their test-tubes, the preoccupied whistling of the Microscopists, suddenly ceased.
    p. 148.9
  • ceased = stopped
  • He lifted a hand to his mouth; the titillation ceased; let his hand fall back on the metal knob; it began again.
    p. 168.3
  • ceased = stopped
  • Bound by strong vows that had never been pronounced, obedient to laws that had long since ceased to run, he sat averted and in silence.
    p. 170.3
  • ceased = discontinued
  • Abruptly the tramping ceased.
    p. 196.9
  • ceased = stopped
  • They had never seen a face like hers before–had never seen a face that was not youthful and taut-skinned, a body that had ceased to be slim and upright.
    p. 202.4
  • ceased = discontinued
  • Her hands went to her throat, then clawed at the air–the air she could no longer breathe, the air that, for her, had ceased to exist.
    p. 205.7
  • ceased = discontinued
  • It was over Selborne, Bordon and Farnham that the helicopters now ceaselessly hummed and roared.
    p. 243.8
ceaselessly = continuously

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in ceaselessly means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
There are no more uses of "cease" in Brave New World.

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