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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VII. Change
1. Simple Change

142. [Change from Action to Rest.] Cessation.

   NOUN:CESSATION, discontinuance, desistance, desinence.
  intermission, remission; suspense, suspension; interruption; stop; hitch [colloq.]; stopping &c. v.; stoppage, halt; arrival [See Arrival].
  PAUSE, rest, lull, respite, truce, truce of God, armistice, stay, drop; interregnum, abeyance.
  [IN DEBATE] closure, cloture, clôture [F.].
  DEADLOCK, checkmate, backwater, dead water, dead stand, dead stop; end [See End]; death [See Death].
  PUNCTUATION, comma, semicolon, colon, period, full stop, cæsura.
   VERB:CEASE, discontinue, desist, stay; break off, leave off; hold, stop, pull up, stop short; check, check in full career, deadlock; stick, hang fire; halt; pause, rest.
  come to a -stand, – standstill, – dead-lock, – full stop; arrive [See Arrival]; go out, die away; wear away, wear off; pass away (be past) [See Preterition]; be at an end.
  HAVE DONE WITH, give over, surcease, shut up shop; give up (relinquish) [See Relinquishment].
  hold -, stay- one’s hand; rest on one’s oars, repose on one’s laurels.
  INTERRUPT, suspend, interpel [obs.]; intermit, remit; put an end to, put a stop to, put a period to; derail; bring to a -stand, – standstill; stop, stall, cut short, arrest, stem the -tide, – torrent; pull the check-string.
   INTERJECTION:STOP! hold! enough! avast! [naut.], have done! a truce to! soft! leave off! tenez! [F.], fade away! [slang], let up! [slang], cut it out! [slang].    QUOTATION:I pause for a reply.—Julius Cæsar