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  • noun a cessation
  • verb Present participle of cease.


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  • 'It means, sir, that, in ceasing to write, one ceases to be paid for writing, and Mr. Carlyle has published nothing for several years.'

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle 1883

  • Simultaneously with a ceasing is the attainment, on a mental continuum, of a static parting and nonanalytical stopping.

    What Does a Buddha Know in Knowing the Past, Present, and Future? ��� Part Six: Using Analogies with Quantum Mechanics, Clearing away Doubts That Might Arise 2009

  • And the question we're asking is, was the United States right to balk at immediate cease-fire in the Middle East, the U.S. being one of the few countries to stand against the idea of ceasing hostilities?

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2006 2006

  • All that we know of life is connected with a shape, a form, a body of materialism; and now that that is palpably melting away into nothingness, the boldest heart may be excused a shudder, when there is forced upon it, in spite of itself, the idea of ceasing for ever.

    Sermons Preached at Brighton Third Series Frederick W. Robertson

  • And to such a man as we have described, all means of communication between God and his soul begin after a time to grow so transparent that the rays and glances of the divine sun reach him without ceasing, that is, as often and as soon as he turns himself towards them in feeling and thought.

    The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-Five of his Sermons 1820-1884 1905

  • They lack the vision that inspires every moment, discerns a sure way, and heightens the spirit to battle without ceasing, which is characteristic of the great years.

    Principles of Freedom 1899

  • Yet we acquiesce, or at least perceive that we ought to do so; and that by doing so -- by ceasing, that is, to grasp God's Presence any longer -- we find it as never before.

    Paradoxes of Catholicism Robert Hugh Benson 1892

  • -- The moment the idea of ceasing to _do church_ was entertained by me, the true notion of what I was to do instead presented itself.

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 2 George MacDonald 1864

  • Dylan's 1965-6 writings touch often on the idea of ceasing to argue - a big advance for so contrary a dualist.

    Expecting Rain The Beat Patrol 2010

  • Discovery must develop primetime programs to make the idea of ceasing the production of "filthy human children" more palatable. Top Stories 2010


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