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cease
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

24 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • From the moment of the cardinal's entrance, Gringoire had never ceased to tremble for the safety of his prologue.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (45% in)
  • The music of high and low instruments immediately became audible from the interior of the stage; the tapestry was raised; four personages, in motley attire and painted faces, emerged from it, climbed the steep ladder of the theatre, and, arrived upon the upper platform, arranged themselves in a line before the public, whom they saluted with profound reverences; then the symphony ceased.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (50% in)
  • At first he had enjoined the actors, who had stopped in suspense, to continue, and to raise their voices; then, perceiving that no one was listening, he had stopped them; and, during the entire quarter of an hour that the interruption lasted, he had not ceased to stamp, to flounce about, to appeal to Gisquette and Liénarde, and to urge his neighbors to the continuance of the prologue; all in vain.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (47% in)
  • His actors, spurred on by him, had not ceased to spout his comedy, and he had not ceased to listen to it.
    1.1.6 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 6 — Esmeralda (5% in)
  • His actors, spurred on by him, had not ceased to spout his comedy, and he had not ceased to listen to it.
    1.1.6 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 6 — Esmeralda (6% in)
  • Gringoire ceased, awaiting the effect of his harangue on the young girl.
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (92% in)
  • It was supposed that Flamel had buried the philosopher's stone in the cellar; and the alchemists, for the space of two centuries, from Magistri to Father Pacifique, never ceased to worry the soil until the house, so cruelly ransacked and turned over, ended by falling into dust beneath their feet.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (50% in)
  • As she could not have a lover, she turned wholly towards a desire for a child, and as she had not ceased to be pious, she made her constant prayer to the good God for it.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (34% in)
  • The wheel did not cease to turn, nor the blows to rain down.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (38% in)
  • Neither his blood, which did not cease to flow, nor the blows which redoubled in fury, nor the wrath of the torturer, who grew excited himself and intoxicated with the execution, nor the sound of the horrible thongs, more sharp and whistling than the claws of scorpions.
    1.6.4 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 4 — A Tear for a Drop of Water (44% in)
  • The man in the mantle, who had not ceased to follow him, halted for a moment before the prostrate scholar, as though agitated by indecision; then, uttering a profound sigh, he also strode off in pursuit of the captain.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (40% in)
  • The old woman ceased.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (50% in)
  • Her tears suddenly ceased, she gazed at him with the look of an idiot.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (40% in)
  • At last you took pity on me, you ceased to sing, you disappeared.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (59% in)
  • He ceased.
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (74% in)
  • When he ceased, exhausted and panting, she repeated in a low voice,— "Oh my Phoebus!"
    2.8.4 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 4 — Lasciate Ogni Speranza.... (88% in)
  • Then the chanting in the church ceased.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (65% in)
  • He ceased to come to her cell.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (84% in)
  • She had entirely ceased to see or hear Quasimodo.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (98% in)
  • It lasted for some time on the quay; then it gradually ceased, as though that which was passing were entering the interior of the island; then it stopped altogether, and the line of the quay became straight and motionless again.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (8% in)
  • During this time, since the stones no longer fell, the outcasts ceased to gaze into the air.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (57% in)
  • The Duke of Egypt pointed sadly to the two streams of boiling lead which did not cease to streak the black facade, like two long distaffs of phosphorus.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (72% in)
  • When Quasimodo, who had not ceased to fight for a moment, beheld this rout, he fell on his knees and raised his hands to heaven; then, intoxicated with joy, he ran, he ascended with the swiftness of a bird to that cell, the approaches to which he had so intrepidly defended.
    2.10.7 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 7 — Chateaupers to the Rescue (91% in)
  • But he suddenly ceased rowing, his arms fell as though broken, his head sank on his breast, and la Esmeralda heard him sigh convulsively.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (18% in)

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