unceased


unceased

verb (used without object), ceased, ceas·ing.

  1. to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
  2. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased.
  3. Obsolete. to pass away; die out.

verb (used with object), ceased, ceas·ing.

  1. to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling.

noun

  1. cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.

verb

  1. (when tr, may take a gerund or an infinitive as object) to bring or come to an end; desist from; stop

noun

  1. without cease without stopping; incessantly

n.“cessation, stopping,” c.1300, from cease (n.) or else from Old French cesse “cease, cessation,” from cesser. v.c.1300, cesen, from Old French cesser “to come to an end, stop, cease; give up, desist,” from Latin cessare “to cease, go slow, give over, leave off, be idle,” frequentative of cedere (past participle cessus) “go away, withdraw, yield” (see cede). Related: Ceased; ceasing. Old English in this sense had geswican, blinnan. In addition to the idiom beginning with cease

  • cease and desist
  • also see:

  • wonders will never cease
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