stopped or ended; discontinued: The vehicles and drivers from the ceased bus routes will be used to help provide rail replacement bus services.
the simple past tense and past participle of cease.
- un·ceased, adjective
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How to use ceased in a sentence
The judge went further and enjoined the county from both enforcing its cease and desist order against the strip clubs and businesses with restaurant services.Morning Report: What’s Standing in the Defund Movement’s Way | Voice of San Diego | December 17, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Without a near-total cease in carbon pollution, our climate won’t stop warming.The pandemic led to a record drop in carbon emissions | Ula Chrobak | December 16, 2020 | Popular-Science
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.
This concern ceased after the Spanish warned of severe punitive measures on the family members of suicides.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind | Brin-Jonathan Butler | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The pair had argued, and the assistant ceased performing this most onerous of duties.
It is entirely possible for some of these mechanisms to be functioning while others have ceased.
When one major operation, dubbed Arrowhead Ripper, concluded in mid-August, most insurgent activity in the area had ceased.
The noise of his slumbers culminated in a sudden, choking grunt, and abruptly ceased.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
We can imagine that, as soon as a printed book ceased to be a great rarity, it became an object of great abhorrence.
People have not only ceased to purchase those old-fashioned things called books, but even to read them!
The old owl no longer hooted, and the water-oaks had ceased to moan as they bent their heads.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Like many other Yankee notions, it did not thrive here, and the humming of those bees soon ceased.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell