to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
to come to an end: At last the war has ceased.
Obsolete. to pass away; die out.
to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling.
cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.
Idioms about cease
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How to use cease in a sentence
If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone | Nick Gillespie | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In a democracy, an idea ceases to sound crazy once every candidate in an election has accepted it.
Thus the Bible ceases to be an ancient text, and therefore ceases to really say anything other than what we want it to say.
The thought of pulling a gun and firing ceases to be the very last resort.Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer Ends in Tragedy | Michael Daly | January 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lady Gaga Experiments with Rotten Teeth: Lady Gaga never ceases to amaze with her bizarre fashion choices.Lady Gaga Experiments with Rotten Teeth; Kerry Washington Plays a Realistic Michelle Obama | The Fashion Beast Team | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When he does this he ceases to be a socialist pure and simple and becomes a criminal as well.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
In Missouri the rent ceases, or if evicted of a part, he must pay rent on the remainder.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
When it ceases to be kept open from the summer, its walls are squeezed together in the fashion that the crevices are closed.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Some two hours after the tapping is done the flow entirely ceases and the tree must be tapped anew to secure a fresh flow.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
When the calling of officers cease, the kingdom of God ceases to be perpetuated upon the earth.The Kingdom of God, Part 1 | Orson Pratt
British Dictionary definitions for cease
(when tr, may take a gerund or an infinitive as object) to bring or come to an end; desist from; stop
without cease without stopping; incessantly
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cease
In addition to the idiom beginning with cease
- cease and desist
- wonders will never cease
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