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cease
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

18 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • The harvesters ceased working, took their provisions, and sat down against one of the shocks.
    2 — Maiden No More (57% in)
  • The cradle-rocking and the song would cease simultaneously for a moment, and an exclamation at highest vocal pitch would take the place of the melody.
    1 — The Maiden (18% in)
  • _" The typical and unvarying Hodge ceased to exist.
    3 — The Rally (35% in)
  • Angel, who was filling the vats with his handful, suddenly ceased, and laid his hands flat upon hers.
    4 — The Consequence (33% in)
  • When she ceased, the auricular impressions from their previous endearments seemed to hustle away into the corner of their brains, repeating themselves as echoes from a time of supremely purblind foolishness.
    5 — The Woman Pays (1% in)
  • When sorrow ceases to be speculative, sleep sees her opportunity.
    5 — The Woman Pays (9% in)
  • Moreover, his affection itself was less fire than radiance, and, with regard to the other sex, when he ceased to believe he ceased to follow: contrasting in this with many impressionable natures, who remain sensuously infatuated with what they intellectually despise.
    5 — The Woman Pays (18% in)
  • Moreover, his affection itself was less fire than radiance, and, with regard to the other sex, when he ceased to believe he ceased to follow: contrasting in this with many impressionable natures, who remain sensuously infatuated with what they intellectually despise.
    5 — The Woman Pays (18% in)
  • He waited till her sobbing ceased.
    5 — The Woman Pays (18% in)
  • His momentary laughter at the horror which appeared on her fair face ceased when it merged in pain and anxiety for his welfare.
    5 — The Woman Pays (51% in)
  • A pattering of hoofs on the soil of the field, which they had not noticed in their preoccupation, ceased close behind them; and a voice reached her ear: "What the devil are you doing away from your work at this time o' day?"
    6 — The Convert (22% in)
  • It was the ceaselessness of the work which tried her so severely, and began to make her wish that she had never some to Flintcomb-Ash.
    6 — The Convert (35% in)
  • Dinner-time came, and the whirling ceased; whereupon Tess left her post, her knees trembling so wretchedly with the shaking of the machine that she could scarcely walk.
    6 — The Convert (37% in)
  • The rat was at last dislodged, and, amid the barking of dogs, masculine shouts, feminine screams, oaths, stampings, and confusion as of Pandemonium, Tess untied her last sheaf; the drum slowed, the whizzing ceased, and she stepped from the machine to the ground.
    6 — The Convert (49% in)
  • The rain had nearly ceased, and she opened the casement in obedience to his gesture.
    6 — The Convert (81% in)
  • By this time Clare abhorred the house for ceasing to contain Tess, and hastened away from its hated presence without once looking back.
    7 — Fulfilment (20% in)
  • But he had a vague consciousness of one thing, though it was not clear to him till later; that his original Tess had spiritually ceased to recognize the body before him as hers—allowing it to drift, like a corpse upon the current, in a direction dissociated from its living will.
    7 — Fulfilment (39% in)
  • She ceased, and he fell into thought.
    7 — Fulfilment (88% in)

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