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Conversation ceased when she entered the room.
The rain had almost ceased by the time we left.
If we don't get more money, our community theater will cease to exist.
The government has ceased all contact with the rebels.
In 1981 he ceased being a player and moved into management.
I had ceased to care what happened to her.
It never ceases to amaze me how quick e-mail is.
He never ceased to be amazed by her physical strength.
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