Part of speech: verb

To leave off; end; stop; desist.

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Usage examples "cease":

  1. Their care of him did not cease then; for they stood round him, holding each other by the hands; nor would they suffer any one to come near him but Captain Clerke himself. - "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16", Robert Kerr.
  2. So let us cease. - "Essays of Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.
  3. Then, as my pains did not cease, I told them, if they would not laugh, I would ask for some holy water. - "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.