Origin of cessation
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They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.”Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some have speculated that cessation of CPR decreases pressure in the chest cavity, allowing blood to return to the heart.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is unclear if this week's cessation of hostilities will be able to put that genie back in the bottle.
On Thursday, delegates representing the government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement with the armed opposition.
Our company is not in the business of making products for cessation.E-Cigarettes, Facing Ban, Still Figuring Out What They Want to Be|Alex Halperin|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An armistice is the cessation of active hostilities for a period agreed between belligerents.International Law|George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
The tetanic stage is followed by paralysis of reflex movements and cessation of breathing, the heart continuing to beat.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
It was evident that she was hurt at the cessation of Dunham's attentions.The Lady of the Aroostook|William Dean Howells
Good is loved on account of evil, but for the sake of obtaining a remedy to or cessation of the evil.
She was in that delicious, drowsy, yet stimulated, state which follows the cessation of suffering.The Preliminaries|Cornelia A. P. Comer
British Dictionary definitions for cessation
Word Origin for cessation
Word Origin and History for cessation
mid-15c., cessacyoun "interruption, abdication," from Latin cessationem (nominative cessatio) "a delaying, ceasing, tarrying," noun of action from past participle stem of cessare "delay" (see cease (n.)).