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ceaseless

[sees-lis] /ˈsis lɪs/
adjective
1.
without stop or pause; unending; incessant.
Origin of ceaseless
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; cease + -less
Related forms
ceaselessly, adverb
ceaselessness, noun
Synonyms
endless, continuous, constant, unceasing.
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  • ceaselessly his thoughts revolved about the hopelessness of his situation.

    Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin
  • But he might have let it off now if his sister had not been ceaselessly beautiful.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Except for these strange outbreaks they kept silence, moving on ceaselessly.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • But, with his mind centered upon his work, Leroux wrote on ceaselessly.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • They had been ceaselessly at work all day, and the work had left its marks on them.

  • The rage and storm of unsatisfaction tormented him ceaselessly.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • She had ceaselessly struggled for him, and before him, with her grace, her beauty and elegance.

    Strong as Death Guy de Maupassant
British Dictionary definitions for ceaselessly

ceaseless

/ˈsiːslɪs/
adjective
1.
without stop or pause; incessant
Derived Forms
ceaselessly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for ceaselessly

ceaseless

adj.

1580s, from cease (n.) + -less. Related: Ceaselessly; ceaselessness.

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