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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CEASED

She knew the butler's life history two days after she had ceased to be afraid of him.

Robert's suspicions were lulled to sleep, and he ceased to be as vigilant and watchful as he had been.

There, for the first time in history, man had ceased to be a roving animal.

After this Gilling must soon have ceased to be of any account.

After about twenty minutes, he ceased, saying, "We will now sing a hymn."

Even the ailanthus blossoms had ceased their snow-like dropping.

His nerves had ceased their jangling under the tautening of necessity.

She had ceased to think about the lad while she was giving this explanation of an orphan to her son.

I woke then, and the struggle had ceased—the temptation had passed.

The partridge has ceased to run across the too-frequented path.

WORD ORIGIN

"cessation, stopping," c.1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse "cease, cessation," from cesser.

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