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Synonyms for cease

Synonyms for cease

to prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation

to stop suddenly, as a conversation, activity, or relationship

Synonyms for cease

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But the last time he opened it the snow had ceased, and the clouds were parting here and there.
At the first blow the sound ceased, as if by magic.
Frederica's visit was nominally for six weeks, but her mother, though inviting her to return in one or two affectionate letters, was very ready to oblige the whole party by consenting to a prolongation of her stay, and in the course of two months ceased to write of her absence, and in the course of two or more to write to her at all.
And then the music ceased, as I have told; and the evolutions of the waltzers were quieted; and there was an uneasy cessation of all things as before.
Not only did the birds cease song or chirp, but the lowing of the cattle ceased in the fields and the varied sounds of life died away.
The coffee had been steadily growing more and more execrable for the space of three weeks, till at last it had ceased to be coffee altogether and had assumed the nature of mere discolored water--so this person said.
She ceased to be a woman, complex, kind and petulant, considerate and thoughtless; she was a Maenad.
His actors, spurred on by him, had not ceased to spout his comedy, and he had not ceased to listen to it.
The words were no sooner out of his mouth than he realised that he had ceased to do so.
Louis could not hold out more than a few minutes, at the end of which he had ceased to clench his hands, and scorch in fancy with his looks the invisible objects of his hatred; he soon ceased to attack with his violent imprecations not M.
Prince Andrew ran to the door; the scream ceased and he heard the wail of an infant.
Twice my bearers missed their footing, and my heart ceased beating as we plunged toward instant death among the tangled deadwood beneath.
When the turbulent waters had somewhat subsided and the sea had ceased to spew up wreckage, I ventured to swim back in search of something substantial enough to support my weight and that of Nobs as well.
They were talking together earnestly, but ceased directly they saw him.
So soundly did Jerry sleep, that when the rain, having robbed the atmosphere of its last breath of wind, ceased and left the stateroom a steaming, suffocating furnace, he did not know when Skipper, panting for air, his loin cloth and undershirt soaked with sweat, arose, tucked blanket and pillow under his arm, and went on deck.