Put an end

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Put an end to stop, to check, hinder: cause to discontinue
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. potian, to push; prob. Celt., as Gael. put, W. pwtio.

Usage

In literature:

He is bound to put an end to the connection.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
If it did exist, it would be our duty, to put an end to it.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
But the best jokes can't go on forever and I think we must put an end to this one.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Starvation at Greenwell, fever and bullets here, will put an end to us soon enough.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
I thought Mrs. Haddo would soon put an end to poor Dickie's life!
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
How was he to put an end to it, otherwise than by throwing up the game, and going back to London?
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
This put an end to the feeling of awe.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But as all that remained of this brave soldier was being lowered into the trench a bullet put an end to his sufferings.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
But Jarrow's sharpness put an end to the pleasant relations which had been resumed.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Lucien was so astonished at the wild grandeur of the scene that it actually put an end to his chatter.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
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In poetry:

Than put an end to misery,
In which they now do roar,
Or help themselves; no, they must cry,
Alas, for evermore.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
Death puts an end to all this motley scene,
Our miseries, and ev'ry act unclean,
And steers the saints, through a tempestuous sea,
Unto the haven, where they wish to be.
"A Short Dissertation Against The Fear Of Death, And Concerning The Benefit That Accrues From A Right" by Rees Prichard
Frail is our flesh, and little is our pow'r,
Weak is our strength, and wretched is our case;
The slightest shock, the sickness of an hour,
Can put an end to any of our race.
"A Memento Mori -- Or Remember Death" by Rees Prichard
A stroke of lightning stabbed the storm-black sea,
As if it sought the heart of Life thereunder,
And meant to put an end to it utterly;--
Then came thunder--
Wildly applauding thunder.
"Life’s Answer" by Cale Young Rice
Command thou the sun, to supply us with light,
Cause the moon and the stars to illume us by night,
With seas'nable weather the farmer befriend,
And to thy displeasure put quickly an end.
"Another, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
"Think ye that he put you here,
Gave you labour, gave you pain,
So your end should be fear
That you plead to Him in vain?
Nay, dear laddie, while you've breath,
Live in hope, an' smile on death."
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis

In news:

Putting an end to days of speculation, the Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms.
A former Olympic runner is willing to cheer you on if you're willing to help put an end to breast cancer.
Citizens addressed their concerns Thursday evening regarding an initiative that, if approved, would put an end to some of the current financial practices of the Lewiston City government.
Franco , 34, put an end to rumors Wednesday that he's dating his Spring Breakers costar, Benson, 22.
Franco, 34, put an end to rumors Wednesday that he's dating his Spring Breakers costar, Benson, 22.
Four first half touchdowns by Gainesville 's Adam Berryman put an early end to Bridgeport's night.
Madonna has recently been trying to put an end to her ongoing feuds with Elton John and Lady Gaga.
Sanfrecce Hiroshima defeated Cerezo Osaka 4-1 on Saturday to win its first J-League championship while putting an end to Vegalta Sendai's title hopes.
GOMA, Congo (AP) — Ten people were killed in new fighting between the Congolese army and the M23 rebels Thursday, putting an end to a two-month cease-fire, said the Congolese army spokesperson.
The Maui County Council gave initial approval Friday to a measure that would put an end to the waiting list for Upcountry water meters.
Students and staff at a local school want to put an end to bullying.
Lottery officials on Monday identified a Phoenix-area man who claimed half of a record $587.5 million Powerball jackpot , putting an end to the man's hopes of remaining anonymous.
The Maui County Council gave initial approval Friday to a measure that would put an end to the waiting list for Upcountry water meters .
Juliet Police Department officials said they have put an end to a multistate counterfeiting and theft operation that has plagued the whole Southeast United States for weeks.
One week later after Johan Santana's no-hit ter, the Mets found themselves on the opposite side of a no-no -- until Omar Quintanilla put an end to it.
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In science:

Now I will put an end to this little pro ject, by showing a maple session as an example in the appendix.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
At the end of the paper we put an Appendix devoted to several fundamental definitions and facts on Borel and Lebesgue spaces, conditional measures, discrete equivalence relations and ergodic decompositions, which are heavily used throughout the paper.
Boundaries and harmonic functions for random walks with random transition probabilities
Stevenson and R.B. Moore (10), in the book “Theory of Physics”, assert that there is experimental evidence of electromagnetic mass. Unfortunately, the rise of the theory of general relativity put an end to this incompletely inspected conceptual framework.
Nature and Quantization of the Proton Mass: An Electromagnetic Model
Finally, we hope that our analysis of transforming the three box paradox into a game in which a quantum team wins against any classical team will put an end to the controversy about the classical analogy of the three-box paradox [35, 36, 37, 38].
Quantum advantages in classically defined tasks
The possible consequences of this assignment are the emergence of a contradiction (which put an end to the branch), or the simplification of the attached formulas (the branch keeps growing).
A review of the Statistical Mechanics approach to Random Optimization Problems
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