What does the word cessation mean?

Usage examples for cessation

  1. Nowhere was there a hint or hope of cessation. – The Everlasting Whisper by 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 by 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 by Anna Katharine Green