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used in King Lear

5 uses
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to stop or discontinue
  • My Lord of Burgundy, We first address toward you, who with this king Hath rivall'd for our daughter: what in the least Will you require in present dower with her, Or cease your quest of love?
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (63% in)
  • Let it be so,—thy truth then be thy dower: For, by the sacred radiance of the sun, The mysteries of Hecate, and the night; By all the operation of the orbs, From whom we do exist and cease to be; Here I disclaim all my paternal care, Propinquity, and property of blood, And as a stranger to my heart and me Hold thee, from this for ever.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (36% in)
  • Contending with the fretful elements; Bids the wind blow the earth into the sea, Or swell the curled waters 'bove the main, That things might change or cease; tears his white hair, Which the impetuous blasts, with eyeless rage, Catch in their fury and make nothing of; Strives in his little world of man to outscorn The to-and-fro-conflicting wind and rain.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Heath (16% in)
  • If you miscarry, Your business of the world hath so an end, And machination ceases.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — The Camp of the British Forces near Dover (69% in)
  • Fall, and cease!
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (81% in)

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