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synonyms for cease

  • break off
  • desist
  • discontinue
  • fail
  • halt
  • quit
  • refrain
  • terminate
  • close
  • culminate
  • die
  • drop
  • end
  • finish
  • intermit
  • stay
  • surcease
  • back off
  • bring to an end
  • call it a day
  • call it quits
  • close out
  • come to an end
  • cut it out
  • give over
  • knock off
  • leave off
  • pack in
  • quit cold turkey
  • shut down
  • wind up
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antonyms for cease

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  • begin
  • carry on
  • complete
  • continue
  • do
  • persevere
  • restart
  • start
  • bear
  • commence
  • create
  • open
  • go
  • initiate
  • keep on
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How to use cease in a sentence

Egypt helped the United States with backroom diplomacy and brokered the most recent cease fire.
OPINION | NETANYAHU, HAMAS MUST GO TO ACHIEVE ANY PEACEPETER ROSENSTEINMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Despite this cease fire unless things change we will see violence break out every few years.
OPINION | NETANYAHU, HAMAS MUST GO TO ACHIEVE ANY PEACEPETER ROSENSTEINMAY 27, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The bear watched him narrowly with its wicked little eyes, though it did not see fit to cease its paw-licking.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
As soon as he had seen his mother, he would set off again, and never cease searching till he had found either Ramona or her grave.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
It was a life full of freedom, and I shall never cease to be grateful for it, but I must go home soon and look after my affairs.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
He made him like the saints in glory, and magnified him in the fear of his enemies, and with his words he made prodigies to cease.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Industrial society, they say, must be reorganized from top to bottom; private industry must cease.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Cease ye therefore from the man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for he is reputed high.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
When shall fond woman cease to give—when shall mean and sordid man be satisfied with something less than all she has to grant?
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
For yet a little and a very little while, and my indignation shall cease, and my wrath shall be upon their wickedness.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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