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Synonyms for surcease

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

Synonyms for surcease

a stopping

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I will not do't, Lest I surcease to honour mine own truth And by my body's action teach my mind A most inherent baseness.
The Islamic Republic said loudly and without surcease that the United States had created IS as an American tool to allow the Americans to justify their military return to the region to dominate it--though how it planned to do that with no "boots on the ground" was never explained.
Simply calling surcease to the usual bustle of life would be salutary.
release and surcease, a lightning strike, evaporating
I will not do't Lest I surcease to honour my own truth, And by my body's action teach my mind A most inherent baseness.
The final act of her life, her decision to drown in waves she so often painted as surcease, may be viewed as both a testament to her courage and to her lack of it in the face of the coming horror of a world war.
As he correctly prophesied at the age of nineteen, the passion for human improvement he had imbibed as a child would only surcease in the silence of the tomb.
71) For Jacob Burckhardt, Constantine was "essentially unreligious" but was "driven without surcease by ambition and lust for power.
But regardless of whether they were sophisticated or simpleminded, all were actions calculated to bring surcease from, if not a way out of, the confines of a monastic routine less than enthusiastically entered into.
If th' assassination Could trammel up the consequence, and catch With his surcease success--that but this blow Might be the be-all and the end-all
Like Maurice Pialat's La Gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape, 1974) and Cristi Puiu's Death of A47: Lazarescu (2005), Amour charts the deterioration of a body until surcease.
This brought London no surcease since the arrivals of these enterprising individuals in North America also signaled the arrival of those who had experienced the fright of riotous Africans.
The state's citizen works for conditions inexplicable to the freely pursuing citizen, employed by way of ecstasy where there is no security or surcease from labor (retirement).
And so the depressive young woman in Hitomi Kanehara's "Delilah" can find momentary surcease only in anonymous sex.
The events of recent days involving the Curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart," Pope Benedict XVI said at the end of his general audience May 30--and thus, presumably, looking for some surcease himself.