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used in Lord of the Flies

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to stop or discontinue
  • ...the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.
    p. 181.1
ceased = discontinued (stopped)
  • At last Ralph ceased to blow and sat there, the conch trailing from one hand, his head bowed on his knees.
    p. 19.5
  • For a moment or two Simon was happy to be accepted and then he ceased to think about himself.
    p. 104.0
  • Down here, almost on a level with the sea, you could follow with your eye the ceaseless, bulging passage of the deep sea waves.
    p. 110.6
  • Ralph sighed, sensing the rising antagonism, understanding that this was how Jack felt as soon as he ceased to lead.
    p. 118.5
  • Roger ceased to be a pig and became a hunter, so that the center of the ring yawned emptily.
    p. 152.2
  • Toward midnight the rain ceased and the clouds drifted away, so that the sky was scattered once more with the incredible lamps of stars.
    p. 153.6
  • He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority.
    p. 160.0
  • The yelling ceased, and Samneric lay looking up in quiet terror.
    p. 182.9
  • Then the voices passed away down the rock and he ceased to think of them.
    p. 191.3

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