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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!
See also: cease

cease and desist

To stop doing something. This phrase is typically associated with legal matters. We received a letter ordering us to cease and desist due to copyright infringement, so we had to halt production.
See also: and, cease, desist

cease and desist

to completely stop doing something. (A legal phrase.) The judge ordered the merchant to cease and desist the deceptive practices. When they were ordered to cease and desist, they finally stopped.
See also: and, cease, desist

Wonders never cease!

 and Will wonders never Cease!
Prov. What an amazing thing has happened! (Said when something very surprising happens. Somewhat ironic; can imply that the surprising thing should have happened before, but did not.) Fred: Hi, honey. I cleaned the kitchen for you. Ellen: Wonders never cease! Jill: Did you hear? The company is allowing us to take a holiday tomorrow. Jane: Wonders never cease! Not only was my plane on time, the airline also delivered my luggage safely. Will wonders never cease?
See also: never, Wonder

cease and desist

Stop, leave off doing something, as in: "Bliss excavated at least once on his own and Dr. Brand ... told him to cease and desist" (Douglas Preston quoting Frank Hibben, The New Yorker, June 12, 1995). This legal term is a redundancy, since cease and desist mean virtually the same thing, but often appears in legal documents to avoid possible misinterpretation. [c. 1920]
See also: and, cease, desist

wonders will never cease

What a surprise, as in He's on time-wonders will never cease. This expression is generally used ironically. [Late 1700s]
See also: cease, never, will, wonder

ˌwonders will ˌnever ˈcease

(spoken, usually ironic) used to express surprise and pleasure at something: ‘The train was on time today.’ ‘Wonders will never cease (= I am surprised, because usually it is late).’
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It is worth mentioning that at present the concerned law provides that commission can temporarily cease the membership of those members of the Parliament and Provincial Assemblies who fail to submit asset details for the days falling after September 30 every year the last date for submission of asset details.
Cease commented on the recognition: "The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world.
The immune system employs some of the same signal cells to call a cease fire that it uses to call up an attack.
The target ceases its separate legal existence for all purposes.
The Federal Reserve Board announced on August 1, 2005, the issuance of a cease and desist order and order of assessment of a civil money penalty against Frank French, a former institution-affiliated party of the Montana State Bank, Plentywood, Montana.
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.
The sharp-tongued comedian Kyle Cease was asked to MC the event because of his ability to reach the younger generation and because of his avid support for Omega-3s.
With almost 2 decades of industry service he started Cease Collect to also help consumers with their credit troubles dealing with unethical collection practices and out of control debts.
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According to the temporary regulations, the requirement that a transferor combining entity cease its legal existence will be met if it continues to exist for certain limited legal purposes, such as to defend itself against, or bring legal actions for, activities it engaged in before the merger's effective date.
As COO, Cease will focus his efforts on growing revenue and profitability and improving sales and marketing strategies.
20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL Records recommends the new Kyle Cease CD and digital album, "I Highly Recommend This," released on Tuesday, September 4, featuring a bonus DVD.
Palestinian factions have agreed to halt rocket fire and Israel agreed to cease attacks on the Gaza Strip," the official said.
PESHAWAR, March 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The militants in Darra Adam Khel on Sunday extended cease fire till April 10.
The Federal Reserve Board announced on January 27, 2005, the issuance of a consent order to cease and desist against Riggs National Corporation, Washington, D.