cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs How to pronounce ceaseless (audio) \

Definition of ceaseless

: continuing without cease : constant ceaseless efforts

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Other Words from ceaseless

ceaselessly adverb
ceaselessness noun

Examples of ceaseless in a Sentence

her ceaseless efforts to build and improve the business there has been ceaseless rain for three days
Recent Examples on the Web Your body is brittle and racked with ceaseless shaking, tremors, bouts of violent retching. Arthur Longworth, The New Republic, "How to Survive Supermax," 18 June 2020 Sports Twitter brings ceaseless draft talk, free-agency speculation and beefs between rival players. Colin Fleming, WSJ, "Reasons for Fans to Like a Sports-Free Year," 13 May 2020 Coltrane, by contrast, inspired legions of copycats—Golia focuses on Coleman’s ceaseless drive to transcend the disciplinary borders laid down by the jazz modernists. Julian Lucas, Harper's Magazine, "New Books," 30 Mar. 2020 Instead, over a boundless expanse of time and space, there are ceaseless, random mutations. Stephen Greenblatt, The New Yorker, "Invisible Bullets: What Lucretius Taught Us About Pandemics," 16 Mar. 2020 And now, thanks to a brave schoolgirl, their near-ceaseless march has been momentarily halted. Charlie Peters, National Review, "The Wisdom of Children Brings Hope in Gender Policy Debate," 5 May 2020 The water was a milky gray color, as if mixed with ashes, and the passage of floating trash was ceaseless. Seth Harp, Harper's Magazine, "In Harm’s Way," 27 Apr. 2020 But now that many of us are staying at home most of the time, and social distancing measures are in place, our hair bonnets, scarves, and sleep caps might become ceaseless companions. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, "9 Hair Bonnets I’d Even Wear Outside (If I Could)," 24 Apr. 2020 This was an interesting point: For decades, the NRA has blamed pop culture, video games, and movies for gun violence; but movies and video games have always featured a lot of full-auto gunning, and America’s ceaseless massacres do not. Adam Weinstein, The New Republic, "Should Las Vegas’s machine-gun rental industry be the future liberals want for assault weapons?," 20 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of ceaseless

1570, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2020

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“Ceaseless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceaseless. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ceaseless

somewhat formal : seeming to never stop : continuous or constant


cease·​less | \ ˈsēs-ləs How to pronounce ceaseless (audio) \

Kids Definition of ceaseless

: occurring without stop or over and over again

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