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Related to surcease: vacillate, palaver, languish, impugn
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Just so were these men, empire-builders in the Arctic Light, boastful and drunken and clamorous, winning surcease for a few wild moments from the grim reality of their heroic toil.
Not, as I now know, that our company was distasteful to him, but because his trouble had so grown that he could not respond to our happiness nor find surcease with us.
It procured me at last some surcease from my suspense.
Medicinal herbs have been found to enhance pancreatic lipase activity, intestinal lipase, disaccharidase, surcease, and maltase activities in rats [12].
The way his long 'explication' sounds, his decision to take a break from touring was actually a desperate cry for help and surcease, before things got far worse.
Tiny surcease of chicken-egg scenes, of causal pas de deux
High-dose methotrexate in osteosarcoma: Let the questions surcease – Time for final acceptance.
Obama knows more about crime and policing than his FBI Director is, quite obviously, ludicrous, but the President thought it necessary to take Comey down, because to recognize the connection between proactive policing and public safety undermines the entire premise of the anti-cop Left: that the police oppress minority communities rather than bring them surcease from disorder.
In the ocean, the jelly flexed and relaxed without surcease.
To this he will add three scenes later a shocking disregard for divine retribution in the lines "if the 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 here, / But here, upon this bank and shoal of time, / We'Id jump the life to come" (1.
This statement, that the righteous and wicked are totally equal and in the same place, troubled the Aramaic translator, who accordingly rendered verse 17, "There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest", as "There the wicked who have repented find surcease from the troubles of Gehinnom, and there the scholars who exhausted their strength in the Torah are at rest.
Frequently, user is becoming stuporous, unconscious, shortly followed by surcease of breathing and cardiac arrest (5).