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
The increase in cases in the past few weeks has also led the county to start issuing cease and desist orders to businesses and organizations that violate public health regulations, KPBS reports.Morning Report: County Digs in to Keep COVID Data Private|Voice of San Diego|November 19, 2020|Voice of San Diego
She sent Pacers Showgirls a cease and desist letter noting that San Diego police had recently inspected the strip club and found it was “conducting live entertainment in violation” of state and local public health orders.Morning Report: Seditious Language Tickets and the Problems With ‘Low-Visibility Policing’|Voice of San Diego|October 15, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Canadians are ceasing to mentally insert the word “junior” whenever they hear an American pronounce the word “partner.”The Fracking Truth About Canada's Successful Energy Policy|David Frum|August 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The answer: Continuation down a suicidal path which ends with Israel ceasing to be a democracy and a Jewish state.
In the process they are ceasing to be safe Republican strongholds.
And now, ceasing to be supplied from their usual sources, the springs and rivers withered and shrank.
He cannot endure it, not because he is growing a beast, but because he is ceasing to be a man.The Princess and Curdie|George MacDonald
It was on the point of ceasing, when a new scourge overwhelmed the city and country.The Betrothed|Alessandro Manzoni
Democracy has arrived at the stage when it is ceasing to be national and selfish.A Traveller in War-Time|Winston Churchill
Art, in truth, was ceasing to be vigorous and natural, and becoming rapidly tame and academical!Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain|George Edmund Street
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