- Bring or come to an end: the hostilities had ceased and normal life was resumed [with infinitive]: on his retirement the job will cease to exist [with object]: they were asked to cease all military activityMore example sentences
- This behaviour ceases when parents stop hostilities and become more relaxed about the situation.
- Now and again we would have watched a funny TV programme together and hostilities would cease.
- We could expect that such groups would break up and cease to exist after such a failure.
never cease to
- (In hyperbolic use) do something very frequently: her exploits never cease to amaze meMore example sentences
- ‘I never cease to be amazed at the introspection and short-sightedness of the anti-euro lobby,’ he told the Sunday Herald.
- ‘I never cease to be amazed by the funny twists and turns the road takes when travellers are open to possibilities,’ he writes.
- You people will never cease to amaze and amuse me.
- Without stopping.More example sentences
- They ended a civil war which had raged almost without cease since before independence from Portugal in 1975.
- God must love me awfully for he chasteneth me without cease.
- They will have to be watched very closely and without cease.
Middle English: from Old French cesser, from Latin cessare 'stop', from cedere 'to yield'.