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cease
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

12 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • I answered that it had ceased to be a private matter, but had become a public one,
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (38% in)
ceased = stopped
  • So accustomed was I to his invariable success that the very possibility of his failing had ceased to enter into my head.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (43% in)
  • In this way you see K. K. K. ceases to be the initials of an individual and becomes the badge of a society.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (75% in)
  • Ordering my cab to wait, I passed down the steps, worn hollow in the centre by the ceaseless tread of drunken feet; and by the light of a flickering oil-lamp above the door I found the latch and made my way into a long, low room, thick and heavy with the brown opium smoke, and terraced with wooden berths, like the forecastle of an emigrant ship.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (9% in)
  • This may account also for the obvious fact that his wife has ceased to love him.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (16% in)
  • But his wife—you said that she had ceased to love him.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (23% in)
  • He had ceased to strike and was gazing up at the ventilator when suddenly there broke from the silence of the night the most horrible cry to which I have ever listened.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (88% in)
  • X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR The Lord St. Simon marriage, and its curious termination, have long ceased to be a subject of interest in those exalted circles in which the unfortunate bridegroom moves.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (0% in)
  • It had ceased ere I was wide awake, but it had left an impression behind it as though a window had gently closed somewhere.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (33% in)
  • "It would cease to be a danger if we could define it," said he.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (31% in)
  • I read for about ten minutes, beginning in the heart of a chapter, and then suddenly, in the middle of a sentence, he ordered me to cease and to change my dress.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (55% in)
  • As to Miss Violet Hunter, my friend Holmes, rather to my disappointment, manifested no further interest in her when once she had ceased to be the centre of one of his problems, and she is now the head of a private school at Walsall, where I believe that she has met with considerable success.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (**% in)

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