cease (verb, noun) past tense: ceased LISTEN
Cease means ‘to cause to stop or discontinue.’
- All fighting must cease.
- "When you cease your complaining, we can discuss the party plans."
- "The comedian never ceases to amuse me."
Cease also means ‘a stopping.’
- The neighbors' loud music continued all night without cease.
cease and desist: a legal order that requires someone to stop doing a certain activity. Example: “They received a cease-and-desist order to stop playing loud music at night.”
Will wonders never cease? is an expression of delight when something unexpected happens. For example: “Our team won in overtime. Will wonders never cease?”
ceasefire: a stopping of hostilities in a war or battle. Example: “There was a ceasefire during the peace talks.”
In pop culture
Watch the music video of “Wonders Never Cease” by Morcheeba and read the lyrics in the comments.
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