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cease
used in Atlas Shrugged

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to stop or discontinue
  • I wondered, once in a while, whether he had been right...... It has ceased to disturb me, long ago.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (55% in)
  • And it was, he thought; else why those constant complaints, those unceasing accusations about his indifference?
    1.2 Part 1 Chapter 2 — The Chain (68% in)
  • He knew that he should think of Lillian and find the answer to the riddle of her character, because this was a revelation which he could not ignore; but he did not think of her-and he felt the dread because he knew that the answer had ceased to matter to him long ago.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (39% in)
  • Industrial projects have ceased to concern you long ago.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (66% in)
  • The attacks on his Metal had ceased.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (88% in)
  • Within a few weeks, it was over; the blinding stabs of hatred ceased and did not return.
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (23% in)
  • When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (83% in)
  • Before the steel cage had ceased trembling at the sill of the ground floor, Francisco was out, racing to meet the sound of the call for help.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (88% in)
  • He saw the look of a peculiar panic growing in her eyes: it was not the look of understanding, but of a ferocious refusal to understand-as if she wanted to turn the violence of her emotion into a fog screen, as if she hoped, not that it would blind her to reality, but that her blindness would make reality cease to exist.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (92% in)
  • Holding enormous official powers, he schemed ceaselessly to expand them, because it was expected of him by those who had pushed him into office.
    2.6 Part 2 Chapter 6 — Miracle Metal (3% in)
  • It was this shape that the screams were now tearing away from him; he felt as if the ringing ceased to be sounds and became a succession of slashes hitting his skull.
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (69% in)
  • But if any of its trustees or receivers should remind me that I am now legally forbidden to cease being a janitor, I will 'quit.
    2.9 Part 2 Chapter 9 — The Face Without Pain or Fear or Guilt (61% in)
  • I did not give it up-it has ceased to exist.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (70% in)
  • No, justice has not ceased to exist.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (70% in)
  • We have ceased breaking that moral code.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (77% in)
  • We have ceased burdening the weak with our ambition and have left them free to prosper without us.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (78% in)
  • But men will not cease to desire the impossible and will not lose their longing to destroy-so long as self-destruction and self-sacrifice are preached to them as the practical means of achieving the happiness of the recipients.
    3.2 Part 3 Chapter 2 — The Utopia of Greed (74% in)
  • You know that we both understand all that has to be said, and we'll speak of it, but not until it has ceased to hurt you quite so much.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (85% in)
  • He realized that the awe, the admiration, the eager curiosity he had expected, belonged to the face of the little shop girl who had ceased to exist.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (11% in)
  • ...the rules had fused into a natural habit-she knew that she was attracting attention, but now, for the first time, it was not the attention of ridicule, but of admiration-she was sought after, on her own merit, she was Mrs. Taggart, she had ceased being an object of charity weighing Jim down, painfully tolerated for his sake-she was laughing gaily and seeing the smiles of response, of appreciation on the faces around her-and she kept glancing at him across the room, radiantly, like a...
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (24% in)
  • She had to know, and she lived with a sense of ceaseless waiting.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (44% in)
  • Reports from the various banks indicate that there are no d'Anconia accounts left anywhere; the money has been spent down to the last penny, "Ladies and gentlemen, the d'Anconia fortune-the greatest fortune on earth, the legendary fortune of the centuries-has ceased to exist.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (20% in)
  • If those men had vanished, if that world was gone, if his mills had ceased to serve his values-then the mills were only a pile of dead scrap, to be left to crumble, the sooner the better-to be left, not as an act of treason, but as an act of loyalty to their actual meaning.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (69% in)
  • He knew that the meaning of his mills had ceased to exist, and the fullness of the knowledge left no room for the pain of regretting an illusion.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (95% in)
  • It was strange, she thought, to obtain news by means of nothing but denials, as if existence had ceased, facts had vanished and only the frantic negatives uttered by officials and columnists gave any clue to the reality they were denying.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (2% in)
  • Matter is indestructible, it changes its forms, but it cannot cease to exist.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (17% in)
  • You owe your love to 'those who don't deserve it, and the less they deserve it, the more love you owe them-the more loathsome the object, the nobler your love-the more unfastidious your love, the greater your virtue-and if you can bring your soul to the state of a dump heap that welcomes anything on equal terms, if you can cease to value moral values, you have achieved the state of moral perfection.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (48% in)
  • 'The public,' to you, is whoever has failed to achieve any virtue or value; whoever achieves it, whoever provides the goods you require for survival, ceases to be regarded as part of the public or as part of the human race.
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (71% in)
  • Then, abruptly, it ceased to matter; she felt a peculiar shock, like the shock of sudden silence, a sense of stillness within her, which she took for a sense of calm: she saw the number "367" above the door of an ancient tenement.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (34% in)
  • Then they realized that the drone of the motor had ceased, too, and that the red light had gone out on the control panel: the current had stopped; the generator was dead.
    3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (84% in)

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