put an end


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put an end

/a halt/a stop to
To bring to an end; terminate.
See also: end, put
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In proportion as the exploitation of one individual by another is put an end to, the exploitation of one nation by another will also be put an end to.
And if it's true what you've been saying all along--and if it's only been trifling and flirting as you call it, as 'll be put an end to by your going away--why, then, I'd wait, and hope her heart 'ud turn to me after all.
Presently he halted, and, turning to see if I were following, set off straight into the maze of trees in the direction we had been going before Thurid's shot had put an end to our flier.
said the king, impatient to put an end to this embarrassing conversation.
At these moments I often endeavoured to put an end to the existence I loathed, and it required unceasing attendance and vigilance to restrain me from committing some dreadful act of violence.
The sight of the empty hole made his heart leap violently, but the belief that his gold was gone could not come at once--only terror, and the eager effort to put an end to the terror.
That is a state of things that must at once be put an end to
She had felt sure from the first that her son's pet monkey was no other than Prince Alphege, and she longed to put an end to him.
I cannot, however, leave this country without giving an account of their manner of blood-letting, which I was led to the knowledge of by a violent fever, which threatened to put an end to my life and travels together.
This is a number which, I presume, will put an end to all fears arising from the smallness of the body.
Then we went into the laboratory and put an end to all we found living there.
A short dialogue on the subject of the county ensued, on either side calm and concise-- and soon put an end to by the entrance of Charlotte and her sister, just returned from her walk.
Gentlemen," said Mazarin, "I join with you in supplicating the queen to put an end to the miseries of her subjects.
The approach of night put an end to the skirmishing fire of the adverse parties, and the savages drew off without renewing their hostilities.
I feel this is too much, Joan; I shall put an end to myself, title and all--I can bear it no longer