Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To break off; bring to an end; cease; stop; intermit; separate; be disunited.

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Usage examples "discontinue":

  1. In the belief that they must have interior chambers, we made a breach in the wall of the one on the east to the depth of eight or ten feet, but we found only rough stones, hanging so loosely together as to make it dangerous for the Indians to work in the holes, and they were obliged to discontinue. - "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I.", John L. Stephens.
  2. It is my belief that his suspicions were not awake at that moment, and that, like any other young country squire, having got a subject he could talk on, he did not care to discontinue it. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Negotiations are pending with Denmark to discontinue the practice of levying tolls on our vessels and their cargoes passing through the Sound. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.