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Definition of "cease" []

  • To put an end to; discontinue: The factory ceased production. See Synonyms at stop. (verb-transitive)
  • To come to an end; stop: a process that never ceases. (verb-intransitive)
  • To stop performing an activity or action; desist: "fold our wings,/And cease from wanderings” ( Tennyson). (verb-intransitive)
  • Cessation; pause: We worked without cease to get the project finished on time. (noun)
  • To bring or come to an end; desist from; stop (verb)

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Use "cease" in a sentence
  • "Bellow is from John Newton (ex slave trader and guy who wrote amazing grace) read 227-252 "Thoughts on the slave trade" books. google.com "I verily believe, that the far greater part of the wars, in Africa, would cease, if the Europeans would cease to tempt them, by offering goods for slaves" Sorry I couldn't fit the whole thing on the descriptions box."
  • ""Thoughts on the slave trade" books. google.com "I verily believe, that the far greater part of the wars, in Africa, would cease, if the Europeans would cease to tempt them, by offering goods for slaves" Sorry I couldn't fit the whole thing on the descriptions box."
  • "Accordingly, the virtues of this consequential kind cease to oblige, when the circumstances that found the obligation cease* Hence, it sometimes happens, these duties annihilate one another."