2. Verb. (present participle of cease) ¹
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Definition of Ceasing
1. cease [v] - See also: cease
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Literary usage of Ceasing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"ceasing, he left her there, and went, and faced His bellows tow'rd the flames, and bade them blow. 550 Full score of bellows breathed upon the moulds, ..."
2. History of Trial by Jury by William Forsyth (1875)
"And as this seems to have paved the way for the important change whereby the jury ceasing to be witnesses themselves, gave their verdict upon the evidence ..."
3. The Progress of Continental Law in the Nineteenth Century by John Henry Wigmore, Edwin Montefiore Borchard, Frederick Pollock (1918)
"Property ceasing to be a Subjective Right of the Owner, and becoming a Social ... It means two things: first, that private ownership is ceasing to be a ..."
4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"The moderation of his own claims Another example of the emptiness of con- was shown by his ceasing to write when he temporary fame. ..."
5. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... parish, or place immediately on his ceasing to be qualified as aforesaid. THE house of representatives shall be the grand inquest of the state, ..."
6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... value of the ground occupied by the gr.ivc, a further sum was promised for ihe remainder, and, the opposition ceasing, the dead king was duly buried. ..."