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cease
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • Thus, the sperm whale and the humpbacked whale, each has a hump; but there the similitude ceases.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (50% in)
  • Whether any of the relatives of the seamen whose names appeared there were now among the congregation, I knew not; but so many are the unrecorded accidents in the fishery, and so plainly did several women present wear the countenance if not the trappings of some unceasing grief, that I feel sure that here before me were assembled those, in whose unhealing hearts the sight of those bleak tablets sympathetically caused the old wounds to bleed afresh.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (8% in)
  • Then, this same humpbacked whale and the Greenland whale, each of these has baleen; but there again the similitude ceases.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (50% in)
  • THEY CEASE DANCING, AND GATHER IN CLUSTERS.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (8% in)
  • Hark ye, lad—fleet interlacings of the limbs—lithe swayings—coyings—flutterings! lip! heart! hip! all graze: unceasing touch and go! not taste, observe ye, else come satiety.
    Chapters 40-42 — Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (10% in)
  • A continual cascade played at the bows; a ceaseless whirling eddy in her wake; and, at the slightest motion from within, even but of a little finger, the vibrating, cracking craft canted over her spasmodic gunwale into the sea.
    Chapters 61-63 — Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (46% in)
  • ...of Starbuck and Stubb, the mates; and just as fast as it is thus peeled off, and indeed by that very act itself, it is all the time being hoisted higher and higher aloft till its upper end grazes the main-top; the men at the windlass then cease heaving, and for a moment or two the prodigious blood-dripping mass sways to and fro as if let down from the sky, and every one present must take good heed to dodge it when it swings, else it may box his ears and pitch him headlong overboard.
    Chapters 67-69 — Cutting In; The Blanket; The Funeral (19% in)
  • And the whale soon ceasing to sound, for some time they remained in that attitude, fearful of expending more line, though the position was a little ticklish.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (64% in)
  • —whither flows the fabric? what palace may it deck? wherefore all these ceaseless toilings?
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (86% in)
  • Warmest climes but nurse the cruellest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure.
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (26% in)
  • The javelins cease; open eyes; see, or not?
    Chapters 118-120 — The Quadrant; The Candles; The Deck (81% in)
  • Such an added, gliding strangeness began to invest the thin Fedallah now; such ceaseless shudderings shook him; that the men looked dubious at him; half uncertain, as it seemed, whether indeed he were a mortal substance, or else a tremulous shadow cast upon the deck by some unseen being's body.
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (9% in)

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