cease to exist

cease to exist
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  • cease — [ sis ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive FORMAL to stop happening or continuing: Conversation ceased when she entered the room. The rain had almost ceased by the time we left. cease to exist: If we don t get more money, our community theater will cease… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cease — 1 verb (I, T) formal to stop doing something or stop happening: cease (doing) sth: The company ceased trading at 6 pm today. | It rained all day without ceasing. | cease sth: The committee decided to cease financial support. | cease to do sth:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cease */*/ — UK [siːs] / US [sɪs] verb Word forms cease : present tense I/you/we/they cease he/she/it ceases present participle ceasing past tense ceased past participle ceased 1) [intransitive] formal to stop happening or continuing Conversation ceased when… …   English dictionary

  • exist */*/*/ — UK [ɪɡˈzɪst] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms exist : present tense I/you/we/they exist he/she/it exists present participle existing past tense existed past participle existed 1) a) to be real, or to appear in the real world Dragons don t… …   English dictionary

  • exist — verb ADVERB ▪ actually, really ▪ Do these creatures really exist? ▪ already, still ▪ Few of these monkeys still exist in the wild …   Collocations dictionary

  • exist — ex|ist [ ıg zıst ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) to be real or appear in the real world: Dragons don t exist. a ) to be present in a particular place, time, or situation: Opportunities exist in our company for experienced engineers. There is no… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • exist — ex|ist W1S3 [ıgˈzıst] v [I not in progressive] [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: exsistere to come into being, exist , from sistere to stand ] 1.) to happen or be present in a particular situation or place ▪ The custom of arranged marriages… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cease — I. verb (ceased; ceasing) Etymology: Middle English cesen, from Anglo French cesser, from Latin cessare to hold back, be remiss, frequentative of cedere Date: 14th century transitive verb to cause to come to an end especially gradually ; no… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cease — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abdicate, abjure, abort, acknowledge defeat, ad infinitum, be consumed, be done for, be gone, be no more, belay, calm, calm down, cancel, cease to be, cease to exist, ceaselessly, cede, cessation, close, come… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cease — 01. The rain finally [ceased] falling just after midnight. 02. It never [ceases] to amaze me how little Ted does at work, yet no one seems to notice. 03. Someone once said that a friend is one who believes in you when you [cease] to believe in… …   Grammatical examples in English

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