surcease (v.)
cease, stop, leave off
Cor III.ii.121[Coriolanus to Volumnia] Lest I surcease to honour mine own truth
Luc.1766[Lucretius as if to time] last no longer, / If they surcease to be that should survive!
RJ IV.i.97[Friar to Juliet, of taking the potion] no pulse / Shall keep his native progress, but surcease
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