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Synonyms for cease

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

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

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Now if that which is perceptible is annihilated, it follows that the body is annihilated, for the body is a perceptible thing; and if the body does not exist, it follows that perception also ceases to exist.
When there is no punishment at all, crime will either cease to exist, or, if it occurs, will be treated by physicians as a very distressing form of dementia, to be cured by care and kindness.
Cease to remember, old Mohegan, that I am the descendant of a Delaware chief, who once was master of these noble hills, these beautiful vales, and of this water, over which we tread.
I lose all conceit when I am with you, and everything ceases to matter.
As soon as it ceases to trouble you, monsieur, let us pass on.
Here the reflux of the tide ceases to be perceptible.
He considered the years to come when Kim would have been entered and made to the Great Game that never ceases day and night, throughout India.
That Sacrament of the Mess never grows old, and never ceases to bring a lump into the throat of the listener wherever he be by sea or by land.
The first thing to do when a trail ceases to explain itself is to cast forward without leaving, your own confusing foot-marks on the ground.
ceases to be the initials of an individual and becomes the badge of a society.
The hour was approaching at which the continental breakfast begins, or rather ceases, to tell, and the ladies bought some hot chestnut paste out of a little shop, because it looked so typical.
When sorrow ceases to be speculative sleep sees her opportunity.
the country is already changing its aspect: the villages are fewer and farther between; the mango-trees have disappeared, for their growth ceases at this latitude.
In saying this I do not mean that the Negro should truckle, or not vote from principle, for the instant he ceases to vote from principle he loses the confidence and respect of the Southern white man even.
For some time they continued through the forest--how long I could not guess for I was learning, what was later borne very forcefully to my mind, that time ceases to be a factor the moment means for measuring it cease to exist.