Antonyms for cessation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : se-sey-shuhn
Phonetic Transcription : sɛˈseɪ ʃən

Definition of cessation

Origin :
  • mid-15c., cessacyoun "interruption, abdication," from Latin cessationem (nominative cessatio) "a delaying, ceasing, tarrying," noun of action from past participle stem of cessare "delay" (see cease (n.)).
  • noun ending
Example sentences :
  • All the while he was watching mercilessly for the cessation of the struggles.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • There was no cessation, but the regular moment's pause, in the utterance of these sounds.
  • Extract from : « A Tale of Two Cities » by Charles Dickens
  • With a decline in prices, mostly, the cessation of the demand coincides.
  • Extract from : « Bremen Cotton Exchange » by Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
  • Again, when pleasure ceases, that sort of rest or cessation will be painful?
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • Let us not, then, be induced to believe that pure pleasure is the cessation of pain, or pain of pleasure.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • He understood and knew all pain; I had His companionship, but He offered me no cessation of this pain.
  • Extract from : « The Prodigal Returns » by Lilian Staveley
  • In the cessation of the impassioned murmur she began to reflect.
  • Extract from : « The Rescue » by Joseph Conrad
  • He meant, I think, to express the relief he felt at the cessation of hostilities.
  • Extract from : « The Red Hand of Ulster » by George A. Birmingham
  • And so with divorce, it is a cessation of the state of marriage.
  • Extract from : « The Soul of a People » by H. Fielding
  • The cessation of the shooting had put an end to the Indians' uncertainty.
  • Extract from : « Blazed Trail Stories » by Stewart Edward White

Synonyms for cessation

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