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  • n  (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • v  put an end to a state or an activity
  • v  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

  • One of Pakistan's most notorious militant leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, has declared a cease-fire in the troubled Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.
  • Yet in the cease-fire announcement the militia explicitly reserved the right to hold onto its weapons.
  • The cease-fire between India and Pakistan last week passed into its sixth tense week with not the slightest prospect for a settlement.
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  • Condoleezza Rice in Philippine Star
    Rice said she hoped European countries would work out similar bilateral agreements with Israel to "bring into being a durable cease-fire, a cease-fire that can actually hold."
  • Ehud Olmert in FOXNews
    This morning some of them continued their fire, provoking what we had warned of,Olmert said. "This cease-fire is fragile and we must examine it minute by minute, hour by hour."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in BBC News
    Not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions,Mrs Clinton said. "We think it is in the best interest of the effort that we are engaged in that settlement expansion cease."

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