01. The rain finally [ceased] falling just after midnight.
02. It never [ceases] to amaze me how little Ted does at work, yet no one seems to notice.
03. Someone once said that a friend is one who believes in you when you [cease] to believe in yourself.
04. There is a Greek proverb which states that he who [ceases] to be a friend never was one.
05. The government is calling for a [cease] to hostilities with their immediate neighbors, and has asked the U.N. for help in negotiating a permanent peace.
06. I wish they would [cease] their senseless arguments.
07. The [cessation] of breathing does not always result in death.
08. Shirley Maclaine once said that the person who knows how to laugh at himself will never [cease] to be amused.
09. Czechs and Slovaks share a common national history that began after World War One, and [ceased] with the creation of two separate republics in 1993.
10. The Chinese custom of binding feet to make them smaller [ceased] in the twentieth century.
11. There is a Portuguese proverb which states that he never was a friend who [ceased] to be so for a slight cause.
12. In 1993, Czechoslovakia [ceased] to exist, splitting into separate Czech and Slovak republics.
13. In March of 1848, Niagara Falls [ceased] flowing for the first time in recorded history, when an ice jam in the Niagara River caused the water to stop moving.
14. In October of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson ordered the total [cessation] of American bombing of North Vietnam.
15. An ancient Egyptian proverb advises, "Do not [cease] to drink beer, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and to celebrate the good days."
16. It is said that as the Buddha laying dying under a tree, the birds did not utter a sound, the winds [ceased] to move, and the trees shed flowers, which came down like tears.
17. The [ceaseless] noise of traffic is one of the worst things about living in the downtown core.
18. The students living in residence complained [ceaselessly] about the poor food served in the cafeteria.
19. Despite his struggles against poverty and illness, the great composer Schubert composed [ceaselessly].
20. The government is calling for a permanent [cessation] of hostilities against rebel forces.
21. In spring and summer, ponds and lakes are the site of [ceaseless] activity.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Cease — (s[=e]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ceased} (s[=e]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ceasing}.] [OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser, fr. L. cessare, v. intensive fr. cedere to withdraw. See {Cede}, and cf. {Cessation}.] 1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cease — Cease, v. t. To put a stop to; to bring to an end. [1913 Webster] But he, her fears to cease Sent down the meek eyed peace. Milton. [1913 Webster] Cease, then, this impious rage. Milton [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cease — [ sis ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive FORMAL to stop happening or continuing: Conversation ceased when she entered the room. The rain had almost ceased by the time we left. cease to exist: If we don t get more money, our community theater will cease… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • cease — (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. cesser to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist, from L. cessare to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle, frequentative of cedere go away, withdraw, yield (see CEDE (Cf. cede)). Replaced O.E. geswican and… …   Etymology dictionary

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