cease to be


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cease to be

To die, expire, or no longer exist. (Used without a qualifying verb, noun, or adjective; otherwise, the cessation merely refers to said verb, noun, or adjective—e.g., "cease to be entertained.") After the recession, many of the small businesses populating the mall simply ceased to be. Without her love, I feel that I would cease to be!
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To a world in which peace seems to be slipping, to a nation in which unemployment is on the rise, to congregations who know in their hearts that, if they keep on being who they are, they will someday cease to be, to pastors who are just plain tired, to people sick and shunned, oppressed and afraid, Christ comes
It is then I cease to be a manager or spectator of life, and become a participant.
80 per share in cash, and Persona will cease to be a public company after the Toronto Stock Exchanges approves the Company's application to be delisted.
A notice in the chapter's newsletter said the local unit had achieved all of its goals and thus "we acknowledge the time is right for the Idaho Christian Coalition to cease to be.
After that time there can be no infringement and the Commission's order will cease to be of any effect.