Part of speech: noun

A stop; pause.

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Usage examples "cessation":

  1. Nowhere was there a hint or hope of cessation. - "The Everlasting Whisper", Jackson Gregory.
  2. Never before in all his military career had he been so comforted by a sudden cessation of fighting. - "Alice of Old Vincennes", Maurice Thompson.
  3. With the cessation of the last shrill cry, the Inspector repeated the phrase: I believe you, Mr. Roberts. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.