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cease
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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to stop or discontinue
  • At this they ceased: the stern debate expired: The chiefs in sullen majesty retired.
    Book 1 (53% in)
  • Nor will the god's awaken'd fury cease, But plagues shall spread, and funeral fires increase, Till the great king, without a ransom paid, To her own Chrysa send the black-eyed maid.
    Book 1 (19% in)
  • This said, he ceased.
    Book 1 (50% in)
  • So small their number, that if wars were ceased, And Greece triumphant held a general feast, All rank'd by tens, whole decades when they dine Must want a Trojan slave to pour the wine.
    Book 2 (17% in)
  • At length the tumult sinks, the noises cease, And a still silence lulls the camp to peace.
    Book 2 (26% in)
  • Cease to consult, the time for action calls; War, horrid war, approaches to your walls!
    Book 2 (91% in)
  • Thus with a lasting league your toils may cease, And Troy possess her fertile fields in peace; Thus may the Greeks review their native shore, Much famed for generous steeds, for beauty more.
    Book 3 (21% in)
  • (112) Each hardy Greek, and valiant Trojan knight, So dreadful late, and furious for the fight, Now rest their spears, or lean upon their shields; Ceased is the war, and silent all the fields.
    Book 3 (33% in)
  • Thus ceased the king, and thus the fair replied: "Before thy presence, father, I appear, With conscious shame and reverential fear.
    Book 3 (41% in)
  • Thus with a lasting league our toils may cease, And Troy possess her fertile fields in peace: So shall the Greeks review their native shore, Much famed for generous steeds, for beauty more.
    Book 3 (57% in)
  • Whoe'er involved us in this dire debate, O give that author of the war to fate And shades eternal! let division cease, And joyful nations join in leagues of peace."
    Book 3 (70% in)
  • Cease to provoke me, lest I make thee more The world's aversion, than their love before; Now the bright prize for which mankind engage, Than, the sad victim, of the public rage."
    Book 3 (90% in)
  • The prince replies: "Ah cease, divinely fair, Nor add reproaches to the wounds I bear; This day the foe prevail'd by Pallas' power: We yet may vanquish in a happier hour: There want not gods to favour us above; But let the business of our life be love: These softer moments let delights employ, And kind embraces snatch the hasty joy.
    Book 3 (94% in)
  • He ceased; his army's loud applauses rise, And the long shout runs echoing through the skies.
    Book 3 (99% in)
  • See ready Pallas waits thy high commands To raise in arms the Greek and Phrygian bands; Their sudden friendship by her arts may cease, And the proud Trojans first infringe the peace.
    Book 4 (17% in)
  • O son of Tydeus, cease! be wise and see How vast the difference of the gods and thee; Distance immense! between the powers that shine Above, eternal, deathless, and divine, And mortal man! a wretch of humble birth, A short-lived reptile in the dust of earth.
    Book 5 (49% in)
  • These ills shall cease, whene'er by Jove's decree We crown the bowl to heaven and liberty: While the proud foe his frustrate triumphs mourns, And Greece indignant through her seas returns."
    Book 6 (99% in)
  • Yet ceased not Hector thus; but stooping down, In his strong hand up-heaved a flinty stone, Black, craggy, vast: to this his force he bends; Full on the brazen boss the stone descends; The hollow brass resounded with the shock: Then Ajax seized the fragment of a rock, Applied each nerve, and swinging round on high, With force tempestuous, let the ruin fly; The huge stone thundering through his buckler broke: His slacken'd knees received the numbing stroke; Great Hector falls extended...
    Book 7 (56% in)
  • Let him, who first provoked our chiefs to fight, Let him demand the sanction of the night; If first he ask'd it, I content obey, And cease the strife when Hector shows the way."
    Book 7 (62% in)
  • Yet AEgae, Helice, thy power obey,(195) And gifts unceasing on thine altars lay.
    Book 8 (37% in)
  • She ceased, and Juno rein'd the steeds with care: (Heaven's awful empress, Saturn's other heir:) Pallas, meanwhile, her various veil unbound, With flowers adorn'd, with art immortal crown'd; The radiant robe her sacred fingers wove Floats in rich waves, and spreads the court of Jove.
    Book 8 (66% in)
  • Nor shall great Hector cease the rage of fight, The navy flaming, and thy Greeks in flight, Even till the day when certain fates ordain That stern Achilles (his Patroclus slain) Shall rise in vengeance, and lay waste the plain.
    Book 8 (84% in)
  • He ceased; the Greeks loud acclamations raise, And voice to voice resounds Tydides' praise.
    Book 9 (11% in)
  • The king of men, on public counsels bent, Convened the princes in his ample tent, Each seized a portion of the kingly feast, But stay'd his hand when thirst and hunger ceased.
    Book 9 (17% in)
  • Patroclus only of the royal train, Placed in his tent, attends the lofty strain: Full opposite he sat, and listen'd long, In silence waiting till he ceased the song.
    Book 9 (32% in)
  • The son of Peleus ceased: the chiefs around In silence wrapt, in consternation drown'd, Attend the stern reply.
    Book 9 (67% in)
  • He ceased; then order'd for the sage's bed A warmer couch with numerous carpets spread.
    Book 9 (88% in)
  • Return, then, heroes! and our answer bear, The glorious combat is no more my care; Not till, amidst yon sinking navy slain, The blood of Greeks shall dye the sable main; Not till the flames, by Hector's fury thrown, Consume your vessels, and approach my own; Just there, the impetuous homicide shall stand, There cease his battle, and there feel our hand."
    Book 9 (92% in)
  • Ulysses ceased: the great Achaian host, With sorrow seized, in consternation lost, Attend the stern reply.
    Book 9 (97% in)
  • While unresolved the son of Tydeus stands, Pallas appears, and thus her chief commands: "Enough, my son; from further slaughter cease, Regard thy safety, and depart in peace; Haste to the ships, the gotten spoils enjoy, Nor tempt too far the hostile gods of Troy."
    Book 10 (87% in)
  • The closing flesh that instant ceased to glow, The wound to torture, and the blood to flow.
    Book 11 (**% in)
  • 'tis yours to save us, if you cease to fear; Flight, more than shameful, is destructive here.
    Book 13 (10% in)
  • Here cease thy fury: and, the chiefs and kings Convoked to council, weigh the sum of things.
    Book 13 (88% in)
  • To Jove's glad omen all the Grecians rise, And hail, with shouts, his progress through the skies: Far-echoing clamours bound from side to side; They ceased; and thus the chief of Troy replied: "From whence this menace, this insulting strain?
    Book 13 (98% in)
  • Cease we at length to waste our blood in vain, And launch what ships lie nearest to the main; Leave these at anchor, till the coming night: Then, if impetuous Troy forbear the fight, Bring all to sea, and hoist each sail for flight.
    Book 14 (17% in)
  • For strife, I hear, has made the union cease, Which held so long that ancient pair in peace.
    Book 14 (41% in)
  • I visit these, to whose indulgent cares I owe the nursing of my tender years: For strife, I hear, has made that union cease Which held so long that ancient pair in peace.
    Book 14 (58% in)
  • She ceased; and, smiling with superior love, Thus answer'd mild the cloud-compelling Jove: "Nor god nor mortal shall our joys behold, Shaded with clouds, and circumfused in gold; Not even the sun, who darts through heaven his rays, And whose broad eye the extended earth surveys."
    Book 14 (64% in)
  • Cease then thy offspring's death unjust to call; Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall.
    Book 15 (19% in)
  • He ceased; the Fates suppress'd his labouring breath, And his eyes darken'd with the shades of death.
    Book 16 (59% in)
  • "Patroclus! cease; this heaven-defended wall Defies thy lance; not fated yet to fall; Thy friend, thy greater far, it shall withstand, Troy shall not stoop even to Achilles' hand."
    Book 16 (82% in)
  • Supine, and wildly gazing on the skies, With faint, expiring breath, the chief replies: "Vain boaster! cease, and know the powers divine!
    Book 16 (97% in)
  • A miserable race! but cease to mourn: For not by you shall Priam's son be borne High on the splendid car: one glorious prize He rashly boasts: the rest our will denies.
    Book 17 (61% in)
  • Vouchsafe, O Thetis! at our board to share The genial rites, and hospitable fare; While I the labours of the forge forego, And bid the roaring bellows cease to blow.
    Book 18 (68% in)
  • Then ceased for ever, by the Furies tied, His fateful voice.
    Book 19 (98% in)
  • Cease then—Our business in the field of fight Is not to question, but to prove our might.
    Book 20 (52% in)
  • Stay, and the furious flood shall cease to rave 'tis not thy fate to glut his angry wave.
    Book 21 (47% in)
  • He ceased; wide conflagration blazing round; The bubbling waters yield a hissing sound.
    Book 21 (59% in)
  • Fierce Minerva flies To stern Pelides, and triumphing, cries: "O loved of Jove! this day our labours cease, And conquest blazes with full beams on Greece.
    Book 22 (44% in)
  • "Talk not of oaths (the dreadful chief replies, While anger flash'd from his disdainful eyes), Detested as thou art, and ought to be, Nor oath nor pact Achilles plights with thee: Such pacts as lambs and rabid wolves combine, Such leagues as men and furious lions join, To such I call the gods! one constant state Of lasting rancour and eternal hate: No thought but rage, and never-ceasing strife, Till death extinguish rage, and thought, and life.
    Book 22 (53% in)
  • (278) He ceased.
    Book 22 (69% in)
  • If in the melancholy shades below, The flames of friends and lovers cease to glow, Yet mine shall sacred last; mine, undecay'd, Burn on through death, and animate my shade.
    Book 22 (75% in)
  • Then parting from the pile he ceased to weep, And sank to quiet in the embrace of sleep, Exhausted with his grief: meanwhile the crowd Of thronging Grecians round Achilles stood; The tumult waked him: from his eyes he shook Unwilling slumber, and the chiefs bespoke: "Ye kings and princes of the Achaian name!
    Book 23 (29% in)
  • But mine, and every god's peculiar grace Hector deserves, of all the Trojan race: Still on our shrines his grateful offerings lay, (The only honours men to gods can pay,) Nor ever from our smoking altar ceased The pure libation, and the holy feast: Howe'er by stealth to snatch the corse away, We will not: Thetis guards it night and day.
    Book 24 (12% in)
  • Cease; lest, neglectful of high Jove's command, I show thee, king! thou tread'st on hostile land; Release my knees, thy suppliant arts give o'er, And shake the purpose of my soul no more."
    Book 24 (71% in)

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