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cease
used in The Great Gatsby

5 uses
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Definition
to stop or 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.
    p. 91.5
ceased = stopped
  • The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased altogether.
    p. 14.9
  • ceased = stopped
  • "Sophisticated — God, I'm sophisticated!" The instant her voice broke off, ceasing to compel my attention, my belief, I felt the basic insincerity of what she had said.
    p. 17.5
  • ceasing = stopping or discontinuing
  • His eyes, seeing nothing, moved ceaselessly about the room.
    p. 167.7
  • ceaselessly = in a manner that never stopped

    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-less" in ceaselessly means without. This is the same pattern you see in words like fearless, homeless, and endless.)
  • It eluded us then, but that's no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...... and one fine morning — So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
    p. 180.9
ceaselessly = without ever stopping

(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 The Great Gatsby.

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