But about them there was no sign of reluctance or of surcease.
They knew no surcease from labor, but toiled on without murmur or complaint.
We do indeed bless the Muses that work brings you some surcease of gloomy thoughts.
What blew up the Art, will in its own surcease terminate its success.
I will give to man a surcease from labor; I will give him rest; I will do the work of the world.
There was no surcease, however, in the constant hail which fell upon the town.
What could cause this surcease of effort at the very height of success was then wholly unknown to us.
She made no effort to rebel; she lay as though an agony had come from which no surcease can be.
Dawn came when the end-of-track camp was still forty miles away, but the breaking day brought no surcease of strugglings.
There was shelter and surcease; doors and windows might be closed.
early 15c., "cease from an action, desist," from Anglo-French surseser, from Old French sursis, past participle of surseoir "to refrain, delay," from Latin supersedere (see supersede). The English spelling with -c- was influenced by the unrelated verb cease.