verb (used without object), ceased, ceas·ing.
verb (used with object), ceased, ceas·ing.
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Origin of cease
OTHER WORDS FROM ceaseun·ceased, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cease
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|DAILY BEAST
Thus the Bible ceases to be an ancient text, and therefore ceases to really say anything other than what we want it to say.
If the government hits the debt ceiling and ceases to pay its obligations, a lot of vendors are in for a nasty shock.Who Doesn't Get Paid if We Cross the Debt Ceiling?|David Frum|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or as William Hazlitt put it, “When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest.”
DeWeese has wanted BP to pay a cash bond to ensure the company remediates the site and the bayou once it ceases operations.
If he ceases to be a neighbour, he is still a benefactor and a customer.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
It becomes uneasy, ceases to ruminate, and the respirations are a little hurried.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor|George Dadd
This disease appears by intervals, and ceases again, and seems to be occasioned by a previous dropsy in some part of the body.Zoonomia, Vol. I|Erasmus Darwin
And if you do not care about the result, life, like vulgar fractions and the wicked, ceases from troubling.Mammon and Co.|E. F. Benson
After which, if he has any sense of art, he remains spellbound and uncritical, and ceases to bother about how the thing was done.Since Czanne|Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for cease
Word Origin for cease
Idioms and Phrases with cease
In addition to the idiom beginning with cease
- cease and desist
- wonders will never cease