• WordNet 3.6
    • n cessation a stopping "a cessation of the thunder"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cessation sĕs*sā"shŭn A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final; a stop; as, a cessation of the war. "The temporary cessation of the papal iniquities.""The day was yearly observed for a festival by cessation from labor."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cessation A ceasing; a stop; a rest; discontinuance of motion or action of any kind, whether temporary or final.
    • n cessation An armistice. Synonyms Pause, Stay, etc. See stop, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cessation ses-ā′shun a ceasing or stopping: a rest: a pause.
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  • Edwin H. Land
    Edwin H. Land
    “Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.”
  • Lewis Carroll
    “There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.”
  • Cato The Elder
    “Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. cessation, L. cessatio, fr. cessare,. See Cease
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. cessation-em. See Cease.


In literature:

It was like the sudden cessation of dreadful and long-continued pain: it was Heaven.
"Richard Vandermarck" by Miriam Coles Harris
The Executive power itself would be greatly diminished by the cessation of actual war.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
The war would thus be endless, or if cessations of hostilities should occur they would only endure for a season.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
His was a turbulent spirit and it permitted its owner no cessation from strife.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
The anniversary of the Prince of Wales's birth was observed by a cessation from all kinds of labour.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
Such sudden cessations are peculiar to snowstorms.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
No cessation of hostilities short of an end of the war and the disbanding of all forces hostile to the government.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
The rest must have been one merely of cessation from labor.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
Now the defenders had dwindled to fifty, and still there was no cessation of the German assault.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
There was no further cessation of fire, after the pause before described.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert

In poetry:

There's nothing gives me such a blow,
And sinks my hopeless heart so low,
As to reflect, that all this woe,
Shall no cessation ever know:
"The Unhappy State Of The Ungodly, After Death" by Rees Prichard
An holy temple make of thy abode,
That all, within its walls, may daily join,
Without cessation, to adore their God,
Early and late, with harmony divine.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
Upon thy knees without cessation pray,
That God to thee his secret paths wou'd show
And turn thee from each cross and dang'rous way,
Into the road, wherein he'd have thee go.
"Advice To Avoid Bad Company" by Rees Prichard
After the cessation
I might be a soul in bliss, an angel, approximating to the
But that is another matter;
I am Matthew, the man,
And I am not that other angelic matter.
"St. Matthew" by D H Lawrence
Till the ear, tortured, shrieks for cessation
Of the raving inharmonies hatefully mingling…
The fierce obligato the steel pipes are screaming…
The blare of the rude molten music of Iron…
"The Song Of Iron" by Lola Ridge
For falshood ever shall remain
In prison there, and racking pain,
Nor even hope for respite from his woe:
He there shall gnash his teeth for rage;
But nothing shall his pains assuage,
Nor shall his suff'rings e'er cessation know.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Menarche and menopause mark the onset and cessation, respectively, of ovarian activity associated with reproduction, and affect breast cancer risk.
Lehigh Regional Medical Center is one of the hospitals now offering tobacco cessation services and it's free.
Joann Dunsing from Brighter Beginnings joined Connecticut Style to talk about hypnosis and how it can help you with weight loss, anxiety, or smoking cessation.
Director of tobacco research suggests most benefits outweigh risks when considering cessation.
Menarche and menopause mark the onset and cessation, respectively, of ovarian activity associated with reproduction, and affect breast cancer risk.
Study Shows Smoking-Cessation Efforts Are Less Successful for Smokers of Menthol Cigarettes.
Impact of Smoking Cessation Advice on Future Smoking Behavior, Morbidity , and Mortality: Up to 40 Years of Follow-up of the First Randomized Controlled Trial of a General Population Sample.
If your employee wellness program offers smoking cessation classes, encourages moderate physical activity, and provides healthy food options in the cafeteria, you're on the right track.
Comment on "Smoking Cessation Shortly Before Surgery and Postoperative Complications".
The Optimal Timing of Smoking Cessation Before Surgery.
Two state groups each received a $50,000 grant that will go to smoking cessation programs and marketing.
Students from Blackfoot's Independence Alternative High School's health council will be passing out smoking cessation kits from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for today's Great American Smokeout.
Sides with government in multibillion-dollar racketeering case, but companies don't have to pay for cessation campaigns.
This month, Sam's Club plans to offer an array of free health screenings and smoking cessation consultations as people get under way with their New Year's resolutions.
Missouri 46th in smoking cessation funding.

In science:

However, we do account for the cessation of MRI turbulence in the tenuous outer regions of the disk, where ions and neutrals may be only weakly coupled.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
Due to the strong efficiency of SN feedback in the model, this leads to a quick depletion of cold gas and to the cessation of star formation.
Cluster Galaxies Die Hard
The right one shows that the temperature amplitude δ , and thus presumably the LSC itself, vanishes or comes close to zero at the time of the cessation.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
The angular change ∆θc during a cessation has a nearly uniform probability distribution, indicating that, once the flow stops, it re-organizes itself in a random new orientation.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
Xi and Xia (2008a) found a strong aspect ratio dependence when comparing the azimutal motion, reorientation, cessation, and reversal of the large-scale circulation in cylindrical RB samples with Γ = 2.3, 1, and 0.5.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection