verb (used without object), ceased, ceas·ing.
verb (used with object), ceased, ceas·ing.
Origin of cease
Related formsun·ceased, adjective
Examples from the Web for ceased
Many of those who have become cops in New York seem to have ceased to address such minor offenses over the past few days.
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.
Not all revolutionary civil activity has ceased inside Syria.
Fast forward two centuries, and all these checks have long since ceased to function.
It is so ugly that it is worth nothing, except as a curiosity; and if it ceased to be a curiosity it would be quite valueless.A Year in a Lancashire Garden|Henry Arthur Bright
She had long since ceased to be interested in Billy Burgeman as an individual.Seven Miles to Arden|Ruth Sawyer
He ceased to be on his guard with her because, in good truth, it seemed to him there ceased to be anything to guard against.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
With an effort he ceased building castles, pulled himself together, and mentally repeated Fernie's instruction on the rifle.The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies|Frank Worthington
Their growth has required ages, and during their development many a parent stalk has ceased to exist.A Manual of the Antiquity of Man|J. P. MacLean
British Dictionary definitions for ceased
Word Origin for cease
Idioms and Phrases with ceased
In addition to the idiom beginning with cease
- cease and desist
- wonders will never cease