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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cease  \Cease\  (s[=e]s),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ceased};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Ceasing}.]  [OE.  cessen,  cesen,  F.  cesser,  fr  L. 
  cessare  v.  intemsive  fr  cedere  to  withdraw.  See  {Cede},  and 
  cf  {Cessation}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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 




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