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 unceasingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unceasing in a Sentence

this unceasing rain will turn me into a mushroom!
Recent Examples on the Web The United States then lent Europe $12 billion with the Marshall plan, which began an unceasing flood of dollars into the global economy. Robin Kaiser-schatzlein, The New Republic, "Everyone Wants to Be a Bank," 6 Jan. 2020 An unceasing invasion of mass tourism threatens to turn Paris into a vast open-air theme park for the global affluent. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "The Greening of Paris Makes Its Mayor More Than a Few Enemies," 5 Oct. 2019 From the foundation-shaking removal of Director James Comey in the midst of the Russia investigation to near-unceasing assaults on the bureau’s credibility by President Donald Trump himself, the journey has been fraught at best. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "A new blow to the FBI: Watchdog report details dysfunction, missteps in wiretap of Trump aide," 9 Dec. 2019 And it's been unceasing and unrelenting both in season and offseason. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Troy Aikman blasts radio host for calling Andrew Luck's retirement the "most millennial thing ever"," 26 Aug. 2019 Consumers, enticed by a deluge of imagery and information online, crave unceasing newness and increasingly treat clothes as a form of disposable, low-cost entertainment. Marc Bain, Quartzy, "There’s never been a better time—or more need—to buy your clothes used," 16 Aug. 2019 But what happens when the demands are larger, or just irritating and unceasing? Dan Duray, Town & Country, "When Is a High-Maintenance Donor Not Worth the Trouble?," 20 May 2019 The most effective strategy for their opponents, as Nelson Mandela realised, was to wait, and, meanwhile, to be unceasing in advocacy. K.n.c., The Economist, "The radical politics of futurists and fascists—and us, here, today," 19 July 2019 As Cora’s white benefactors could offer her at most transitory shelter from unceasing cruelties, so there is no Atticus Finch riding to the rescue in the Panhandle. New York Times, "In ‘The Nickel Boys,’ Colson Whitehead Depicts a Real-Life House of Horrors," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of unceasing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unceasing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unceasing. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unceasing

: never stopping : not ceasing

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