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cease
used in The Lovely Bones

7 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • And then as quickly as the rain had started, it ceased.
    Chapter Ten (92% in)
  • Ruth sat almost motionless, right leg crossed over left, but her foot jiggled ceaselessly.
    Chapter Ten (85% in)
  • He asked ceaseless questions about the "fake knee," and my father warmed to him.
    Chapter Thirteen (9% in)
  • When the noise ceased her ears rang for a second, and in that second she saw something flicker across Ray's eyes.
    Chapter Sixteen (11% in)
  • I wondered if Lindsey noticed that when she and Samuel began to unzip their leathers the lightning stopped and the rumble in the throat of God—that scary thunder—ceased.
    Chapter Seventeen (37% in)
  • It never ceased to hurt.
    Chapter Eighteen (68% in)
  • But though she was, by definition, a mother, she had at some point ceased to be one too.
    Chapter Nineteen (46% in)

There are no more uses of "cease" in The Lovely Bones.

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