cease


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cease

verb abate, abrogate, abstain from, adjourn, annul, arrest, be all over, be at an end, be silent, become void, bring to an end, cancel, cause to halt, check, close, come to a close, come to a standstill, come to an end, consummate, culminate, desist, discontinue, draw to a close, drop, end, expire, extinguish, finish, forbear, get through, give over, halt, hold off, interrupt, lapse, leave off, make an end of, pause, put a stop to, put an end to, quell, quit, refrain, relinquish, run its course, stanch, stay, stem, stop, stop work, surcease, suspend, terminate, vacate, withdraw
Associated concepts: cease and desist order, cease doing busiiess, cease from occupying, cease to act, cease to do business
Foreign phrases: Cessante causa, cessat effectus.When the cause ceases, the effect ceases. Cessante ratione legis, cessat et ipsa lex. The reason of the law ceasing, the law itself also ceases.
See also: abandon, abate, close, cloture, complete, conclude, desist, discontinue, dissipate, dissolve, expire, finish, forbear, forgo, halt, interrupt, leave, palliate, pause, perish, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, rest, shut, stop, succumb, suspend, terminate, vacate, waive, withdraw
References in classic literature ?
Chaka bade him cease from praising and tell his business.
If the perceptible is annihilated, perception also will cease to exist; but the annihilation of perception does not cancel the existence of the perceptible.
Again, while the object of knowledge, if it ceases to exist, cancels at the same time the knowledge which was its correlative, the converse of this is not true.
I do not believe that the Negro should cease voting, for a man cannot learn the exercise of self-government by ceasing to vote, any more than a boy can learn to swim by keeping out of the water, but I do believe that in his voting he should more and more be influenced by those of intelligence and character who are his next-door neighbours.
This, it seems to me, is unwise and unreasonable, and should cease.
I believe that in time, through the operation of intelligence and friendly race relations, all cheating at the ballot-box in the South will cease.
Occasionally he succeeded and destroyed one; nor did the combat cease until all the cockroaches, as if at another signal, disappeared into the many cracks, leaving the room to him.
But when he heard Skipper's commands cease, and, seconds later, heard his cursings in the barbed wire, he set up a shrill yelping and clawed and scratched frantically at the blanket to get out.
With the first full puff of the smoke he gave over his moans and yelps, the agitation began to fade out of him, and Daughtry, appreciatively waiting, saw the trembling go out of his hands, the pendulous lip-quivering cease, the saliva stop flowing from the corners of his mouth, and placidity come into the fiery remnants of his eyes.
A Crow hearing her, said: "My good friend, cease from this unseasonable boasting.
Life, when it knows that it must cease living, will always rebel.
As soon as you look at it with your eye on the edge on the table, you will find that it ceases to appear to you a figure, and that it becomes in appearance a straight line.