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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCONTINUING

It was reported that the signal for discontinuing the action had been made.

These he will sell to his comrades, without at first discontinuing his usual avocation.

He hinted at an intention of discontinuing the pursuit, and even of realising.

The propriety of discontinuing the laureateship is forcibly urged.

Discontinuing his devotions, he bawled out and ordered the woman to come to him.

Some were for discontinuing the expedition, since the provisions ran so short.

But on discontinuing it he slumped back into his old apathy.

I determined on discontinuing my relations with my senior pupil.

She did not know Grace had received the letter with its plea for discontinuing the friendly relationship.

The commander-in-chief of the squadron, seeing the appalling carnage, hung out the signal for discontinuing the action.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French discontinuer (14c.), from Medieval Latin discontinuare, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + Latin continuare "to continue" (see continue). Related: Discontinued; discontinuity; discontinuous; discontinuation.

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