Definition of cease in English:


Syllabification: cease
Pronunciation: /sēs


[no object]


never cease to

(In hyperbolic use) do something very frequently: her exploits never cease to amaze me
More 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 cease

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.
continuously, incessantly, unendingly, unremittingly, without a pause, without a break, on and on


Middle English: from Old French cesser, from Latin cessare 'stop', from cedere 'to yield'.

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