What does the word cease mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Robert Kerr
  2. So let us cease. – Essays of Schopenhauer by 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 by Teresa of Avila