Definition of 'cease'
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When do the political ends cease from justifying the military means? Times, Sunday Times (2016)These temporary restrictions will cease at the end of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The rain had ceased by the dawn and the day was fresh and pleasant. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)The rain had ceased and sunlight shone upon the wet grass. BomberThen the real world kicked in and football ceased to matter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But those matters did not cease to be factors which could form part of mitigation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Three of the eight ceased publication shortly after launch. The Media in Britain Today (1990)One of the causes is that his friends always end up ceasing to trust him because he cannot resist constantly lying to them. Christianity Today (2000)By the end, it ceases to matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At nine in the morning the rain finally ceased, though the ground was still boggy underfoot. A Model Victory (2005)After 10million it ceases to really matter about personal wealth. The Sun (2007)The uses dreamed up for mobile technology rarely cease to amaze, but this one takes the biscuit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Homeowners had thought their cover would cease at the end of next month when an agreement between the industry and government to continue renewing policies ends. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He then had to watch in frustration as the leading four all bettered his time as the rain ceased just as suddenly as it had arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nor do we have much more of a clue about what we can afford to spend each month or year before such questions cease to matter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Perhaps, with the recovery of his father, it has ceased to be matter of urgency. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The Friend promptly ceased publication. The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge (2006)Like all the talk that has come so far in the build-up to this bout, when the first bell rings it will simply cease to matter. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'cease'
British English: cease VERB
If something ceases, it stops happening or existing.
At one o'clock the rain had ceased.
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