from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To put an end to; discontinue: synonym: stop.
- intransitive verb To come to an end; stop.
- intransitive verb To stop performing an activity or action; desist.
- noun Cessation; ceasing.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To stop moving, acting, or speaking; leave off; give over; desist; come to rest: followed by from before a noun: as, cease from anger, labor, strife.
- To come to an end; terminate; become extinct; pass away: as, the wonder ceases; the storm has ceased.
- To put a stop to; put an end to; bring to an end: as, cease your clamor; he ceased debate.
- noun Cessation; extinction; failure.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
- noun obsolete Extinction.
- intransitive verb To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist.
- intransitive verb To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb formal, intransitive To
- verb formal, transitive To stop doing (something),
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
- verb put an end to a state or an activity
- verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"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.
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.
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.
Sermons Translated from the Original French of the Late Rev. James Saurin, Pastor of the French ... Jacques Saurin , Robert Robinson , Henry Hunter, Joseph Sutcliffe 1813
III. i.7 (394,1) That things might change, or cease: tears his white hair] The first folio ends the speech at _change, or cease_, and begins again with Kent's question, _But who is with him?
Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies Samuel Johnson 1746
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The argument runs that because the word cease is different from come to an end, it means tongues will stop at an earlier date, that is, when the New Testament is complete.
MANN: Now, for the record, Hamas is observing what it calls a cease-fire, but it refuses to renounce violence.
"I don't think they used the term 'cease and desist,' " Mr. DiFeliciantonio said, "although they may have used the word 'desist.'
NYT > Home Page By MICHAEL WINERIP 2011
In a few short months, all battleships on all seas will be destroyed or flung to the scrap-heap, and all nations shall disarm; fortresses shall be dismantled, armies disbanded, and warfare shall cease from the earth.