Phrases with "ceased"

Jules Verne The volcano was extinguished! The stream of burning lava had suddenly ceased to flow! Speechless with amazement, they stood still for some moments. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Sir Walter Scott But no admonition would help, till that the wind of an hacquebute blasted his shoulder, and then ceased he from further pursuit in fury. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

Henry James She never offered to let him off, and I was sure she never would; but I was equally sure that, strange as it may appear, he had not ceased to be nice to her. The Path Of Duty by Henry James [1884]

Nikolai Gogol And how many prominent people had died! Judge Demyan Demyanovitch was already gone: Ivan Ivanovitch, with the one eye, had long ceased to live. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

Jack London And there she ceased to struggle. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

M. R. James I suppose it had stood there ever since Castringham ceased to be a fortified place, and since the moat was filled in and the Elizabethan dwelling-house built. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

Ann Radcliffe This disastrous event affected equally the Baron and his lady, who never ceased to condemn herself for having entrusted her son to the care of servants. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

She had calmly ceased to live. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

He heard them — perhaps! ‘When he came up into the light of torches the wailing of the women ceased suddenly. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Now the sound grew louder and seemed almost at his feet, now it ceased and nought was heard save the dull hum of the main stream pouring its choking floods to the sea. At the Rising of the Waters by John Buchan

Then the green spark, which was still visible in the interior, ceased its efforts, and remained for a time quite quiescent. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Henry Handel Richardson People ceased to call daily; came but once a week; then at still wider intervals. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Rudyard Kipling At last the nightly trumpetings of Hathi and his three sons ceased to trouble them; for they had no more to be robbed of. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Abraham Merri Kenton ceased his efforts; floated, abandoned in an unknown world. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

But there was still an eye regarding her from behind the sitting-room door, and, perceiving it, she impatiently ceased her efforts. Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green

Rafael Sabatini In an instant Capoulade had his candle alight again, and he was leaning over the prostrate form, which had ceased to glow now that the candle’s yellow light was upon it. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

The bells had ceased ringing, and the church-goers had all disappeared. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Theodore Dreiser However, Mr. Gurney never sought him for a position, and Stephanie ceased to speak of his poverty. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Little by little they ceased their play. The Crock of Gold by James Stephens

William Makepeace Thackeray Presently, however, as the recollections of the fifth form wore away, Jack’s image disappeared likewise, and I ceased to ask or think about my college chum. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Henry James But as soon as I met him I ceased to wonder, and our second meeting made me sure. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

Miles Franklin When the song ceased Mr Grey wheeled abruptly on the stool and said, “Do you know that you have one of the most wonderful natural voices I have heard. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

Walter Scott The current of my life-blood ceased to flow, and I sank back in a swoon, as very a victim to panic terror as ever was a village girl, or a child of ten years old. The Tapestried Chamber by Walter Scott [1828]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Memories that had long since ceased to torture were finding their way once more into his brain. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

Richard Hakluy The Indians ceased not to come vnto the brigantines as they were wont, and came in canoes. Virginia Richly Valued by Richard Hakluy

Victor Hugo At least the child seemed to understand it so: he ceased to look at the sea. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Victor Hugo For the last few minutes it had altogether ceased to blow. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

H. G. Wells After a few violent efforts he ceased to struggle and lay staring at Ostrog’s heaving throat. When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells [1899]

Radclyffe Hall She had told her why the daily visits had ceased to be possible, explaining the hundred little duties that had now fallen to her share, and Elizabeth had said nothing at all. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

E. Phillips Oppenheim By-the-by, I had yesterday a most extraordinary cable from Stephanie.” Dominey ceased swinging his putter carelessly over the head of a daisy and turned his head to listen. The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1920]

But the eagle-eyed watcher watched until his eyes narrowed and became pin-points, and he ceased to be a man and became an optic. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

The rattling of the wheels upon the Boulevards had died gradually away, and at last had ceased altogether. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Henry James As that’s really out of the question, I won’t expose myself’’— a point at which, for reasons of his own, Strether ceased to press. The Ambassadors by Henry James [1903]

They lay silent, uneasy, while outside the drowsy heat increased and even, the vociferous bird-life ceased its clamor. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

H. G. Wells Will you go with Christabel?” The conversation about the fire checked and ceased with the sound of voices above and the faint rustle of skirts. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

George Gissing At length the rector had ceased to speak. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Wilkie Collins After a while the low rumbling tones of his voice ceased altogether. The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins [1857]

Even the vindictive Cairns ceased for a time to crow over so abject an adversary in so bitter an hour. Stingaree by E. W. Hornung [1905]

F. Scott Fitzgerald His gastric juices ceased to flow and he set his poached eggs back on the telephone table. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Rudyard Kipling He ceased whacking her, but she squawked for some minutes and then fell placidly asleep in the sunshine. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Nathaniel Hawthorne By and by it ceasedalthough the two listeners still tried to distinguish it between the bursts of nearer music from the military band. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Thomas Hardy At last the notes of the serpent ceased and the house was silent. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

This correspondence with the central government occupied the month of March, and, before that time, the bloody system had ceased as abruptly as it began. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

George Eliot But it ceased there, and Mr. Deane became unusually silent and meditative during his luncheon. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Thomas Carlyle He who lies with his very tongue, he clearly enough has long ceased to think truly in his mind. Latter-Day Pamphlets by Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Hardy So this supposition that his companion had ceased to love Elfride was an enormous lightening of the weight which had turned the scale against him. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Kate Chopin But he had never ceased his monotonous unwinding. At Fault by Kate Chopin

Arthur Machen But the result was that the Meiros Observer ceased to appear, owing to “untoward circumstances” as the proprietor said; and he would say no more. The Terror by Arthur Machen

Thomas Hardy He lingered near the house till its reflected window-lights ceased to glimmer upon the mill-pond, and all within the dwelling was dark and still. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

It ceased to roar, and gathered itself back into itself. The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams [1931]

She ceased to be a large female who breathed like a suction-pump and became a potential dispenser of delight. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

H. Rider Haggard Will you marry me, dear?” “No, Arthur.” “Why not? Have you, then, ceased to care for me?” “No, dear. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

Marguerite had not ceased to smile, but Madame de Nevers did not smile at all; she was still trembling at the unexpected appearance of the two gentlemen. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

He waved his bonnet to them with trembling hand: then he undid the silk rapidly but carefully, and made one end fast to his knife and lowered it till it ceased to draw. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Caroline Lamb Of this indeed I have long ceased to entertain a single doubt; but now I require more. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Marjorie Bowen The dance music ceased overhead; in its place came laughter, loud talking, and presently a woman singing in a rapt and excited fashion. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

Arthur Machen But the type that combined all these types in one has ceased to exist. Dreads and Drolls by Arthur Machen

H. G. Wells At last we ceased to think of anything but pumping; one became a thing of torment enchanted, doomed to pump for ever. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

F. Scott Fitzgerald In April the winter ceased abruptly. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Gustave Flauber But the light ceased at the edge; — and the shadow, like a great curtain, revealed only a corner of the red mattress with the extremity of a little naked foot lying upon its ankle. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The ovigerous frena of certain cirripedes, which have ceased to give attachment to the ova and are feebly developed, are nascent branchiae. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Henry Adams Barriers of race, language, birth, habit, ceased to exist. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Frances Hodgson Burnett The wind had ceased and the daylight found her herself again. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Henry James If you’ve ceased to care to help me,” I pursued, “that’s a difference indeed. The Sacred Fount by Henry James [1901]

The pain of leaving you for ever is less than the pain of knowing that you had ceased to love me. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

It led a hundred yards or so along the bank and ceased at what his flashlight showed to be another bridge, a single, narrow arch of stone, crumbling and without hand-rail or parapet. Citadel of Fear by Francis Stevens

Then I tried a gentle pull at the chain which bore the weight, whereupon the tick became quite loud and regular, and went on for some seconds after I ceased to pull, when it once more died away. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Sir Richard Burton But I ceased not to solicit him, and I importuned him till he consented. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Henry Handel Richardson Meanwhile, the shadows deepened, and his subconsciousness never ceased to listen, with an intentness which no whirligigs of thought could distract, for the sound of her step in the passage. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Machen Still, there it was; and Last ceased to think of these possibly fanciful deprivations, when he began to teach the boy, as he had promised himself, from the very beginning. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

It would be inhuman to make the reader suffer through this delay with us after it ceased to be pleasure and began to be pain. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

And when the cracked bell ceased to tremble on its curved ribbon of steel nothing stirred near Mrs Verloc, as if her attitude had the locking power of a spell. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

At the sight of this woman, the people of the wall and ceiling ceased to occupy his attention; she was all to him, and he looked to see if she had left a vacancy in the frame. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Oscar Wilde When you and he ceased to be great friends, he ceased to be a great artist. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Henry James He knows there is not a feather’s weight of compulsion; he knows that, for my part, I long since ceased to expect anything from him. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

James Joyce The barrow had ceased to trundle. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Machen So, I went inland and climbed the hot summer by-roads, till I came at last to a lane which gradually turned turfy and grass-grown, and then on high ground, ceased to be. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Sir Richard Burton So the tutor made the boy read and retain all varieties of useful knowledge, after he had spent some years in learning the Koran by heart, and he ceased not to grow in beauty and stature and symmetry. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Virginia Woolf The bubbles had ceased to rise. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Charles Stur As I stated in the body of my work, the fleece on the sheep we took into the interior, ceased to grow at the Depot in lat. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Henry Adams Henry Adams roused no emotion; if he had roused a disagreeable one, he would have ceased to exist. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

Rudyard Kipling The man on the ground is sucking at his pipe, and when the smoking pellet has ceased to smoke will be halfway to Nibban. ‘Now you go,’ says the man with the mongoose. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

A. E. W. Mason He spoke with the voice of enjoyment which a man uses recounting difficulties which have ceased to hamper him, perplexities which have been long since unravelled. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman The married sister, Mrs. Emma Brigham, was now sitting up straight in her chair; she had ceased rocking, and was eyeing them both intently with a sudden accentuation of family likeness in her face. The Shadows on the Wall by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Henry Handel Richardson Even those diggers who could pat the pocket in which their licence lay ceased work, and stood about with sullen faces to view the course of events. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Then Night entered, quiet as death: the wind fell, the birds ceased singing. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

But my pity soon ceased to be mingled with respect. The Avenger by Thomas de Quincey

Walter Scott I may thus finally hope to be restored to a country, which I have never ceased to love over the rest of the world. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

At length he ceased to sing and sat down at the head of the captive, who silently watched his every motion. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Laputa ceased to be the barbarian king, and talked like a civilized man. Prester John by John Buchan

I ceased to rave about her and was plunged in the depth of melancholy reflections. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

M. P. Shiel He does not own the sea before, nor the sea behind, him: for the motions behind made by him have ceased to do good. The Lord of the Sea by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Frances Hodgson Burnett It was in accord with the inevitable trend of her being that even before her eyes closed she had ceased to believe that the servants were really going to leave the house. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Jack London White Fang had practically ceased struggling. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

H. G. Wells He ceased to struggle against reminiscence. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Two months later, to the day, sentence was carried out and Ramon Ellister ceased to exist. The Man of Death by Arthur Gask [1945]

Arthur Morrison In the morning I was astir early, and watching the boats and the shipping from the bedroom window ere my grandfather had ceased his alarming snore. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

When the rumbling ceased it seemed to him that there was a pause of every sound, a dead pause in which Captain MacWhirr’s voice rang out startlingly. Typhoon by Joseph Conrad [1902]

I began to dream, almost before I ceased to be sensible of my locality. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Thomas Hardy With strong social reasons on her side why their marriage should take place there had ceased to be any worldly reason on his why it should be postponed, since she had succeeded to fortune. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

G. K. Chesterton If Dickens had ever known that he was optimistic, he would have ceased to be happy. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton [1911]

Samuel Johnson But querulousness was now grown habitual, and he cried out when he probably had ceased to feel. Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Virginia Woolf It has not ceased to be itself by becoming something else. The Death of the Moth and other essays by Virginia Woolf [1942]

Rudyard Kipling Ben, the Governor, departed to England, where he kept a pack of real dainty hounds, but never ceased to long for the old lawless lot. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

A. E. W. Mason I have never ceased to blame myself. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Charles Dickens In the mean time, the miserable captive never ceased begging pardon and imploring to be delivered. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

The plover had ceased their calling; the crickets and all the little creatures of the fields were silent as we passed, yet it seemed to me as if I could hear them beginning again far behind us. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

D. H. Lawrence He did not turn his eyes away, but he ceased to look at me. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon In time, of course, Paul’s day world ceased to be flat, and became a huge ball. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

People ceased paying attention to it, it was a mania of his so he had declared. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

John Galsworthy It ceased and became the deeper breathing of far-down slumber. Over the River by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson All day they ceased not to flee, eating by the way, from hand to mouth; and since they feared to sleep, continued to advance at random even in the hours of darkness. The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

Frances Hodgson Burnett They are quite sure they know—long after the thing has ceased to be true. Robin by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Nathaniel Hawthorne She ceased to tremble; the beautiful woman gazed sternly at her dead enemy, endeavoring to meet and quell the look of accusation that he threw from between his half-closed eyelids. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

E. F. Benson Lucia must have seen him from the window, for the subdued noise of the piano ceased even before he had got as far as Perdita’s garden round the sundial, and she opened the door to him. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

E. F. Benson Jack also grew up, and became a rather ill-looking young man, with a brown moustache, while one of the sisters ceased to appear, and I understood she was married. The Room in the Tower by E. F. Benson

Jules Verne From the moment that Harry Blount had fallen by his side, Jolivet had not ceased his attentions to him. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

A. E. W. Mason Occupied by his story, she had ceased to take stock of the story-teller. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Willa Cather After the tenor came on, the doctor ceased trying to make the woman before him fit into any of his cherished recollections. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

She, by the help of time, had got over the smart left by the summary collapse of her marriage, and had ceased to abuse Mr. Richard Foliott. All that was now a thing of the past. Helen’s Curate by Ellen Wood [1877]

Ha, ha, ha! Good, is it not?” He ceased abruptly and looked at his guests with a meaningless stare. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

D. H. Lawrence I noticed he ceased to joke when she became a little constrained. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Jack London Thus equipped, he ceased from wood-chopping, and began to make more than a mere living. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Bram Stoker The horses had ceased to moan, and lay still on the ground. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

H. G. Wells Except in rare moments of private exaltation, he ceased to be that universal man of his profounder speculations and instead he became merely the greatest and most greatly advertised of men. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

By-and-by the wind ceased blowing and the rain ceased falling, and it began to snow. A Service of Danger by Amelia B. Edwards

John Morley When the gravity of the enterprise showed itself before them, they remained alert with all courage, but they ceased to fancy that courage necessarily makes men happy. Voltaire by John Morley

Sir Richard Burton It ceased not to beset me thus from sundown till dawn, but when the light of day shone upon the beast it made off, in the utmost fury and extreme disappointment. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

H. G. Wells When an idea bolted with Gemini, he ceased to be conscious of himself and his effect. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

D. H. Lawrence Gradually he ceased to ask her to have him. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells And after a moment that ceased also. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson It was, above all, strange to see Earraid on the Sunday, when the sound of the tools ceased and there fell a crystal quiet. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

H. G. Wells I had already, with the facility of youth, changed my world, ceased to think at all of the old school routine and put Bladesover aside for digestion at a latter stage. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

Jules Verne At length, the flight of the fugitives ceased at a distance where they seemed secure from all danger. The Master of the World by Jules Verne [1904]

Rudyard Kipling He now looked into its very heart — the heart that had ceased to beat. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Watkin Tench Our dogs and cats had ceased to be objects of fear, and were become his greatest pets, and constant companions at table. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

R. D. Blackmore Also he felt (from the comfort to his feet, and the increasing firmness of his spinal column) that the heavy British guns upon the lower decks had ceased to throb and thunder into his own poor ship. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

Edith Wharton As he looked up at it, the dance-music ceased and not a sound was heard but the stir of the foliage and the murmur of the river against its banks. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch They saw me, and on the instant ceased talking and stared; but without changing their attitudes, which were clearly those of two disputants. The Two Scouts by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

William Hope Hodgson But now the sounds had ceased again, and I could hear nothing. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells The new winch ceased to creak, and Bensington appeared in the crack, gleaming benevolently under his protruded baldness and over his glasses. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Guy de Maupassant I bet that he’ll marry you!” She ceased laughing. The Question of Latin (La Question du latin) by Guy de Maupassant [1886]

Anthony Trollope Though she had resolved to withdraw her love, she had not wholly ceased to love him. Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope

I had two brothers,” he paused, “and my golden-haired boy — “ he ceased again, apparently choking with emotion. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

E. Phillips Oppenheim A Russian or a Frenchwoman, you know, my dear Wilfred, without an admirer, is a woman upon whom the sun has ceased to shine. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

Religion ceased to be the hope of this world, and became the vague promise of the next. A Traveler from Altruria by William Dean Howells

George Gissing For a few weeks after I had so assisted him, he visited me occasionally, then he ceased to come entirely, and for more than six years he has never been near my shop. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Marjorie Bowen Snow and wind had alike ceased and the night was one of close darkness through which faintly gleamed the dull light of two carriage lamps. The Breakdown by Marjorie Bowen

Henry Handel Richardson But as soon as he remembered, the knowledge ceased to interest him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson The screaming had ceased but a moment before, but he was dead already. The Thing in the Hall by E. F. Benson [1912]

Unable to resist superior force Dan ceased to struggle, thinking it was best to play a waiting game, until chance afforded him the opportunity of escape. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Leslie Stephen If Tisdall could have seen the journal he would have ceased to call Swift “unaccountable. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Henry Adams For the moment, politics had ceased to disturb social relations. The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams [1907]

It was in that old royal and academical city that I ceased to be a child, became a boy, had known the friendships, the admirations, the thoughts and the indignations of that age. Notes on Life and Letters by Joseph Conrad [1921]

H. G. Wells She can put on that in’cent air just as though nothing ‘ad ‘appened and try and make you feel in the wrong —’ “Matilda ceased to waggle and began to nod. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

The two men ceased to struggle. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Elizabeth Gaskell The action of the heart must have ceased as he lay down. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Jack London Buck simply smothered him by virtue of superior weight, and cut him up till he ceased snapping and began to whine for mercy. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Jack London But at the end of the week the smoke ceased rising from the galley, and he no longer showed himself on the poop. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

D. H. Lawrence He saw her face so distinctly, that he ceased to coil on himself, and was suspended. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson He ceased to show displeasure. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George Gissing Trusting himself more after the first fortnight, he ceased to write out his lectures verbatim; free utterance was an advantage to himself and his audience. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Then d’Artagnan ceased knocking, and prayed with an accent so full of anxiety and promises, terror and cajolery, that his voice was of a nature to reassure the most fearful. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

H. G. Wells I ceased to consider him as a man to whom one told things, of whom one could expect help or advice. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Arthur Conan Doyle Their hands were still bound, but their guards had ceased to hold them. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

In a little over a minute the detective had passed into unconsciousness and ceased to struggle. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Charles Dickens Let us attain it like sensible men, who have ceased to be boys some time. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Olaf Stapledon Victor himself now ceased to take any spontaneous interest in his achievement, save as a means of acquiring credit in the eyes of his superiors. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

At the window on which the man fixes an intensely expectant gaze nothing ever appears; the glass, in truth, has such a coating of dust that it has long ceased to be transparent. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Henry James His patron’s lucubrations have taken the turn of many other memoirs, and have ceased to address themselves virginibus puerisque. A Light Man by Henry James [1869]

William Hope Hodgson I ceased to bother my head about him, and fell to wondering why the Second Mate had looked at me so queerly in the morning. The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

However, so it was; the woodcutter’s axe began to intermit about the earliest approach of dawn; and, as light strengthened, it ceased entirely. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Wilkie Collins I had not ceased to feel the one irreparable disappointment of my life — I had only learnt to bear it. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]

H.P. Lovecraft She could hear no more than a fragment whose only plain words were ‘must have it red for three months’, and upon her knocking all sounds ceased at once. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft [1927]

H. G. Wells These two had ceased fire altogether, and so had the Bremen and Weimar, all four ships lying within shot of each other in an involuntary truce and with their respective flags still displayed. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Andrew Lang He ceased playing, and listened to what they were saying, for he understood their language. The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

George MacDonald Her father and mother had by that time got so used to the odd state of things that they had ceased to wonder at them. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Rochefort called him his friend, his dear Bonacieux, and never ceased telling him that the cardinal had a great respect for him. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

E. F. Benson The waiter promptly responded, and the Mayoress, blushing prettily, ceased to signal. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

Anthony Trollope The men have ceased doing anything, and they shall leave the place tomorrow morning. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

George Meredith Then you confess it was a love that could die! Are you unable to perceive how that redounds to my discredit? You loved me, you have ceased to love me. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

James Joyce His life would be lonely too until he, too, died, ceased to exist, became a memory — if anyone remembered him. Dubliners by James Joyce

Henry Handel Richardson Cousin Grace ceased to giggle; the door opened with a peculiar flourish; and all three rose to their feet. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

She ceased to struggle for life. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

Arnold Bennett At her tone he ceased smiling. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

D. H. Lawrence And her husband, the gaunt, white, intensified priest of her, who never ceased from being before her like a lust. The Ladybird by D. H. Lawrence

Augustine Birrell Rents to an enormous amount ceased to be represented any longer by the houses that paid them. Andrew Marvell by Augustine Birrell [1905]

Andrew Lang These merits have ceased to be disputed, but, though a loyal Tennysonian, I have never quite been able to reconcile myself to Maud as a whole. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells And then for some anxious decades it ceased to stir. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Like lightning the blows fell, and only ceased when Tarzan felt the limp form crumple beneath him. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

Thomas Hardy Every breath of wind had ceased with the decline of day, but the rain had resumed the steady dripping of the night before. The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

Arnold Bennett He ceased to pity her, for she towered above pity. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Gissing Olga ceased to visit the house in Bryanston Square, and the cousins only corresponded. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

William Hope Hodgson And she seeming to be ceased in a moment from her perverseness, and did nestle very quick unto me, that had whipt her; and did need that she be wondrous nigh unto me. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Virginia Woolf It was all in keeping with the room and the house, and the city round them; for her ears had not yet ceased to notice the hum of distant wheels. Night and Day by Virginia Woolf [1919]

H. G. Wells They’ve ceased to feel that honesty is the best policy. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch When the crashing ceased around them, the King could hear the soft flakes of sweat dripping from the stallion’s belly, and saw the stars reflected now from the floor where his forest had stood. Phoebus on Halzaphron by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

Anthony Trollope And then this affair of Frank and Mary Thorne ceased for a while to be talked of at Greshamsbury, for that other affair of Mr Moffat and Augusta monopolized the rural attention. Doctor Thorne by Anthony Trollope