Usage examples for cessation

  1. They long after a repose that is not mere cessation of labour: there is a positive, an active rest. – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  2. The truth of this is said to have been proved by the immediate cessation of the plague. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  3. As we write, the hand of winter is upon us, and the rod and reel have been relegated to safe quarters; but spring will return, and the enforced cessation of our enjoyment will only add new zest to the music of the reel " When green leaves come again." – Scotch Loch-Fishing by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
  4. August had given place to September, but the languorous days brought no cessation of the fearful heat, no cooling rain to the panting earth, no promise of renewed life to the drought- smitten vegetation. – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  5. " Kate wrote- 'What a solemn hour was that when we were sitting in silence round her bed, watching the gradual cessation of breathing- the gradual but sure approach of the end! – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. Operations were actually commenced; but for want of sufficient capital to erect buildings and stock the farm, the whole operation was paralyzed; and notwithstanding the natural cause of cessation, the simple fact of stopping short after having commenced operations, made a very unfavorable impression upon the public mind. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  7. Cessation of all bells. – Happy-Thought Hall by F. C. Burnand
  8. There was rest in it, and a cessation from the pain and suffering that had so long been her portion; and, as the hours rolled on, her throbbing brain grew dull and heavy, her own suffering lighter, and she seemed better able to attend to the sufferer at her side. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  9. If Germans were in possession of the mill they would notice the sudden cessation of the noise of the propeller, which they must have heard, and might take warning from the descent of the aeroplane in their neighbourhood. – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  10. If a basis for peace talks can be established on the San Antonio foundations- and it is my hope and my prayer that they can- we would consult with our allies and with the other side to see if a complete cessation of hostilities- a really true cease- fire- could be made the first order of business. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. That it is the cessation of active thought, which is the chief cause of their play ceasing to please, is proved from the circumstance, that if another interesting companion shall be added to their number, or if any thing shall occur to renew this operation,- the reiteration of ideas,- upon the mind, the same degree of interest, and to a corresponding extent, is immediately felt, and the play is resumed. – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  12. The Puritan party professed to regard the cessation as a crime, and therefore did not consider themselves bound to observe it. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  13. But understand, sir, this is merely a cessation, not an ending. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  14. And this fact had brought about a cessation of struggle and had created a sensation of calm even in the conquered. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. The result would have been an immediate and perfect cessation of the worry that disturbed, fretted, and destroyed, for the mind would have become engaged with something that was beneficial and helpful. – Quit Your Worrying! by George Wharton James
  16. This was so far satisfactory, and for some time things continued in pretty much the state we have just described, but soon after there was a sudden cessation of the straining motion of the ship which surprised everyone. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  17. In the meantime notice was brought us that a cessation of arms had been agreed on, and which time was afterwards increased till the following day. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. If we assign three weeks to each festival- including the time spent on the journeys, and the delays before and after the celebration, together with the festival week, it will be a small allowance for the cessation of their regular labor. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  19. " Guess we can go back now with some peace and comfort," said Abe, coming up, and alluding to the cessation of the firing in their front. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  20. For one thing, she was not supposed to be back from abroad yet; and for another, I think, the neighborhood- her husband's neighborhood- was puzzled by her sudden cessation from good works. – The Damned by Algernon Blackwood