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cease
used in Oliver Twist

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to stop or discontinue
  • 'Eight o' clock, Bill,' said Nancy, when the bell ceased.
    Chapter 16 — Relates What Became of Oliver Twist, After he had been.... (11% in)
  • At length the whispering ceased; and the members of the board, having resumed their seats and their solemnity, Mr. Limbkins said: 'We have considered your proposition, and we don't approve of it.'
    Chapter 3 — Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce.... (39% in)
  • Catching up the light, they made the best of their way home, at a good round trot; and long after their dusky forms had ceased to be discernible, the light might have been seen twinkling and dancing in the distance, like some exhalation of the damp and gloomy atmosphere through which it was swiftly borne.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (34% in)
  • Oliver often wandered here; and, thinking of the wretched grave in which his mother lay, would sometimes sit him down and sob unseen; but, when he raised his eyes to the deep sky overhead, he would cease to think of her as lying in the ground, and would weep for her, sadly, but without pain.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (78% in)
  • Oliver turned homeward, thinking on the many kindnesses he had received from the young lady, and wishing that the time could come again, that he might never cease showing her how grateful and attached he was.
    Chapter 33 — Wherein the Happiness of Oliver and His Friends, Experiences.... (88% in)
  • Before the sound of their footsteps had ceased to echo through the house, the girl had slipped off her shoes; and drawing her gown loosely over her head, and muffling her arms in it, stood at the door, listening with breathless interest.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (60% in)
  • The moment the noise ceased, she glided from the room; ascended the stairs with incredible softness and silence; and was lost in the gloom above.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (61% in)
  • 'Those were his words,' said Nancy, glancing uneasily round, as she had scarcely ceased to do, since she began to speak, for a vision of Sikes haunted her perpetually.
    Chapter 40 — A Strange Interview, Which is a Sequel to the Last Chamber (50% in)
  • She struggled and implored by turns until twelve o'clock had struck, and then, wearied and exhausted, ceased to contest the point any further.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (50% in)
  • The sound of retreating footsteps were audible and the voices ceased.
    Chapter 46 — The Appointment Kept (94% in)
  • ...hatred of the girl who had dared to palter with strangers; and utter distrust of the sincerity of her refusal to yield him up; bitter disappointment at the loss of his revenge on Sikes; the fear of detection, and ruin, and death; and a fierce and deadly rage kindled by all; these were the passionate considerations which, following close upon each other with rapid and ceaseless whirl, shot through the brain of Fagin, as every evil thought and blackest purpose lay working at his heart.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (12% in)
  • Hither and thither he dived that night: now working at the pumps, and now hurrying through the smoke and flame, but never ceasing to engage himself wherever noise and men were thickest.
    Chapter 48 — The Flight of Sikes (83% in)
  • 'Not I.' 'Your manner, no less than your actions, assures me that you have never forgotten it, or ceased to think of it with bitterness,' returned Mr. Brownlow.
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (37% in)
  • They offered no interference, and the boy and man rolled on the ground together; the former, heedless of the blows that showered upon him, wrenching his hands tighter and tighter in the garments about the murderer's breast, and never ceasing to call for help with all his might.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (61% in)
  • Strokes, thick and heavy, rattled upon the door and lower window-shutters as he ceased to speak, and a loud huzzah burst from the crowd; giving the listener, for the first time, some adequate idea of its immense extent.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (66% in)
  • But, from this aperture, he had never ceased to call on those without, to guard the back; and thus, when the murderer emerged at last on the house-top by the door in the roof, a loud shout proclaimed the fact to those in front, who immediately began to pour round, pressing upon each other in an unbroken stream.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (77% in)
  • He had scarcely moved since the trial began; and now that the judge ceased to speak, he still remained in the same strained attitude of close attention, with his gaze bent on him, as though he listened still.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (6% in)
  • Another struck, before the voice of the previous hour had ceased to vibrate.
    Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (58% in)

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