un·​ceas·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈsē-siŋ How to pronounce unceasing (audio) \

Definition of unceasing

: never ceasing : continuous, incessant unceasing efforts unceasing vigilance

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unceasingly \ ˌən-​ˈsē-​siŋ-​lē How to pronounce unceasing (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unceasing in a Sentence

this unceasing rain will turn me into a mushroom!
Recent Examples on the Web The public—on whose behalf the politicians currently bickering over the fate of government aid are theoretically fighting—are all but an afterthought in the unceasing partisan wars. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "The Cruelty of Washington’s Cynical Stimulus War," 20 Oct. 2020 These images, too, have grown familiar: the spectacle of sycophancy, the unceasing performance of dominance. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Disbelief and Horror of Election Night Were Captured by a Russian Poet in 1933," 4 Nov. 2020 Before his visit, the president acknowledged the unceasing work of first responders. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Trump says "I don't think science knows" about climate," 15 Sep. 2020 In the half-century leading up to the New Deal, Populists and Progressives waged an unceasing, multi-front war against the only legalized form of monopoly: the patent. Alexander Zaitchik, The New Republic, "How to Break a Big Pharma Monopoly on a Covid-19 Vaccine," 24 Aug. 2020 These networks can sprawl over tens or even hundreds of meters and are subject to an unceasing flood of sensory information. Gareth Cook, Scientific American, "A Poetic, Mind-Bending Tour of the Fungal World," 24 June 2020 Law-abiding black men should, for the sake of their race, be foremost in relentless and unceasing warfare against lawbreaking black men. Fortune, "From the archives: Why aren’t there more Black park rangers?," 11 Mar. 2020 In an era of unceasing partisan warfare, and serious tensions between the Trump White House and the Fed, this two-pronged policy response to the coronavirus has come together quickly. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "The Most Effective Stimulus Is Doing Whatever It Takes to Control the Coronavirus," 28 Mar. 2020 The beauty of the people and the place overwhelmed me, as did the unceasing clamor of street life. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "The markets rally hits pause as investors weigh the impact of stimulus measures," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unceasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unceasing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unceasing. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unceasing

: never stopping : not ceasing

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