Crossword clues for ceased
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cease \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.]
To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased. ``To cease from strife.''
--Prov. xx. 3.
To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
The poor shall never cease out of the land.
--Deut. xv. 11.
Syn: To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.
vb. (en-past of: cease)
Usage examples of "ceased".
For it was distinctly the weird mixture of qualities and forces in him, of the lofty with the common, the ideal with the uncouth, of that which he had become with that which he had not ceased to be, that made him so fascinating a character among his fellow-men, gave him his singular power over their minds and hearts, and fitted him to be the greatest leader in the greatest crisis of our national life.
He never ceased to remember the good souls he had met among them, and the many kindnesses they had done him.
The threat of disunion had so often been resorted to by the slave power in years gone by that most Northern people had ceased to believe in its seriousness.
Its menaces would have been hollow sound, and ceased to make any one afraid.
Who can realize that the workings of that mighty mind have ceased, that the throbbings of that gallant heart are stilled, that the mighty sweep of that graceful arm will be felt no more, and the magic of that eloquent tongue, which spake as spake no other tongue besides, is hushed hushed for ever!
If the Nebraska Bill is the real author of the benevolent works, it is rather deplorable that it has for so long a time ceased working altogether.
Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of this policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented.
Bearing in mind that about seventy years ago two great political parties were first formed in this country, that Thomas Jefferson was the head of one of them and Boston the headquarters of the other, it is both curious and interesting that those supposed to descend politically from the party opposed to Jefferson should now be celebrating his birthday in their own original seat of empire, while those claiming political descent from him have nearly ceased to breathe his name everywhere.
Under the operation of the policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.
If you are, you will probably soon find that we have ceased to be sectional, for we shall get votes in your section this very year.
Yet under the operation of that policy this agitation has not only not ceased, but it has been constantly augmented.
At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned the government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.