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cessation
used in Tom Jones

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Definition
a stopping
  • The fair one, enraged at her frequent disappointments, determined on a short cessation of arms.
    Book 9 (69% in)
  • This accident was the arrival of a coach and four; upon which my landlord and landlady immediately desisted from fighting, and at their entreaty obtained the same favour of their antagonists: but Susan was not so kind to Partridge; for that Amazonian fair having overthrown and bestrid her enemy, was now cuffing him lustily with both her hands, without any regard to his request of a cessation of arms, or to those loud exclamations of murder which he roared forth.
    Book 9 (43% in)
  • Taking therefore an opportunity of a cessation of chat, she addressed herself gravely to him, and said, "Sir, I shall not possibly be able to give you an answer to-night as to that business; but if you please to leave word where I may send to you to-morrow—"
    Book 13 (26% in)

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