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cease
used in Lonesome Dove

17 uses
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Definition
to stop or discontinue
  • Even though he still came to the river every night, it was obvious to Call that Lonesome Dove had long since ceased to need guarding.
    Chapters 1-2 (63% in)
  • It never ceased to gripe him that Augustus could not be made to act like a Ranger except in emergencies.
    Chapters 1-2 (65% in)
  • It was in the nights, when Lorena had to lay there with the smoke from the smoke pots so thick she couldn't breathe, and the clouds of mosquitoes nearly as thick as the smoke, and Mosby constantly bothering her with his radish, that Lorena's spirits sunk so low she ceased to want to talk.
    Chapters 3-4 (11% in)
  • The memory of those games usually put him to drinking more than he liked to—and all because Lorie ceased being a sulky whore for a little while and reminded him of happy girls he had once known.
    Chapters 3-4 (90% in)
  • But she held back that truth, and every other truth she knew; she ceased talking to July Johnson at all.
    Chapters 36-37 (10% in)
  • For a second he took a sleepy comfort from that reflection, but a second later it ceased to be true.
    Chapters 36-37 (82% in)
  • Soon even that loss and the prospect of death ceased to mean much, she grew so tired.
    Chapters 48-49 (58% in)
  • Then the shots ceased and he heard the sound of running horses—the Indians leaving, most probably.
    Chapters 56-57 (31% in)
  • As he went farther and farther onto the plains, he ceased to be able to imagine Fort Smith as a place where he might ever live and work again.
    Chapters 64-65 (72% in)
  • Once the sight of the writing tablets had made her hopeful, but after those deaths it ceased to matter.
    Chapters 75-76 (38% in)
  • Streams became a little more plentiful and he ceased to worry too much about water.
    Chapters 77-78 (21% in)
  • But through the years they had been so lucky with visitors that Clara had gradually ceased to jump and take fright at the sight of a rider on the horizon.
    Chapters 87-88 (1% in)
  • He had long since ceased to give the man any thought.
    Chapters 87-88 (42% in)
  • Clara had ceased to care, or even notice.
    Chapters 87-88 (70% in)
  • So when Clara came downstairs and asked her to stay, it felt like being given back something—something that had been lost so long that she had ceased to think about it.
    Chapters 87-88 (87% in)
  • He became moody and ceased to have pride in his cooking, and if the cowboys complained he said nothing.
    Chapters 89-90 (6% in)
  • He had many opportunities, too, for she seemed to have ceased taking any notice of him at all.
    Chapters 91-92 (74% in)

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