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 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 But perhaps not enough is made of Nadal’s mind, and its unceasing focus. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, "Rafael Nadal’s Unparalleled Dominance of the French Open," 9 June 2019 In these leaking huts, where the dead and the dying lie huddled together, unceasing prayers are being offered up to Our Lady of Pity . . . John Maxwell Hamilton, National Geographic, "In a battle for readers, two media barons sparked a war in the 1890s," 16 Apr. 2019 The business of the country is now conducted like an argument on an unmoderated internet message board — an unceasing thread of squabbles, reversals and revisions. Michelle Dean, New York Times, "It’s Getting Harder to Sort the ‘Credible’ from the Incredible," 30 Jan. 2018

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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/unceasingly. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unceasing

: never stopping : not ceasing

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