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 for surcease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surcease \Sur*cease"\, n. [F. sursis, from sursis, p. p. of
     surseoir to suspend, postpone, defer, in OF., to delay,
     refrain from, forbear, L. supersedere. Surcease is not
     connected with E. cease. See Supersede.]
     Cessation; stop; end. "Not desire, but its surcease."
     --Longfellow.
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           It is time that there were an end and surcease made of
           this immodest and deformed manner of writing. --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surcease \Sur*cease"\, v. t.
     To cause to cease; to end. [Obs.] "The waves . . . their
     range surceast." --Spenser.
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           The nations, overawed, surceased the fight. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surcease \Sur*cease"\, v. i.
     To cease. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  surcease
      n 1: a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder" [syn: cessation,
           surcease]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "surcease":
     abandonment, break, breakoff, breath, breather, breathing place,
     breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, catharsis, cease,
     ceasing, cessation, cigarette break, cleansing, close, closing,
     cocktail hour, coffee break, deliverance, desinence, desist,
     desistance, discharge, discontinuance, discontinuation,
     discontinue, downtime, emotional release, enforced respite,
     freeing, give over, halt, happy hour, interlude, intermission,
     knock off, leave off, letup, lull, pause, purgation, purge,
     purging, quit, recess, release, relinquishment, removal,
     renunciation, reprieve, respite, rest, shutdown, spell, stay,
     stopping, suspension, tea break, termination, time out
  
  

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