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cease
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • At one end of the town stands a stark old stucco structure, the roof of which supports an electric sign-dance-but the dancing has ceased and the advertisement has been dark for several years.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (1% in)
  • December replaced November, and those investigating the case remained, according to increasingly brief newspaper reports (radio newscasters had ceased to mention the subject), as bewildered, as virtually clueless, as they had been the morning of the tragic discovery.
    3 — Answer (4% in)
  • Phantoms or not, he ceased to think of the young men.
    4 — The Corner (16% in)
  • But Perry wouldn't answer him, and the warden, who on several occasions had visited the hospital and tried to persuade the prisoner to cease his fast, said, "I have something here.
    4 — The Corner (75% in)

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