cease to exist

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See: decease, die, perish
References in classic literature ?
For suppose the correlative of 'the slave' should be said to be 'the man', or the correlative of 'the wing"the bird'; if the attribute 'master' be withdrawn from' the man', the correlation between 'the man' and 'the slave' will cease to exist, for if the man is not a master, the slave is not a slave.
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.
When private property is abolished there will be no necessity for crime, no demand for it; it will cease to exist.
The 12 million phone owners in Britain may have trouble contacting their 'mobile' friends soon, when certain numbers cease to exist.
Against that, it's clear users' relatives fear for their loved ones' quality of life should the day centres cease to exist.
Actually, she did cease to exist when I dropped her on the floor.
Deep in every bureaucrat's DNA is an awareness that if his agency actually solves the problem it is supposed to deal with, his agency would cease to exist, and he would be out of a job.
If the day comes when we are faced with a situation where we are unable to prosecute our own war criminals, as we presently are, and we have to turn these people over to the ICC, then this nation will cease to exist as a sovereign nation.
Wherever HV is rejected, in due time the Church will cease to exist.
Her mesmerizing performance forces listeners to connect to the pain and desperation of the poem's persona; it insists that if we continue to ignore "that type" of woman, our culture, our humanity, will cease to exist.
Falconbridge itself will cease to exist shortly anyway.