- v.停止，终止，结束( cease的过去式 );
Neil's ability to utter banalities never ceased to amaze me.
The Tundra Times, a weekly newspaper in Alaska, ceased publication this week.
The droning murmur of the doctor's voice in the bedroom had ceased.
For all practical purposes the treaty has already ceased to exist.
At last the sobs ceased, to be replaced by sniffs.
At one o'clock the rain had ceased.
He ceased to write at the age of sixty.
He really gave his all till his heart ceased to beat.
When he heard the knock, he ceased writing.
The bird's song ceased abruptly.
He ceased from teaching.
This disease has ceased out.
She ceased from anger.
They ceased to trouble themselves about him.
The storm has ceased.