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unceasing

[uhn-see-sing] /ʌnˈsi sɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not ceasing or stopping; continuous:
an unceasing flow of criticism.
Origin of unceasing
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English uncesynge; see un-1, cease, -ing2
Related forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun
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  • Such a process of unceasing change is also a discipline of perpetual emptiness.

    The Book-lover James Baldwin
  • Her good humour was unceasing, and her countenance was as open as her heart.

  • The unceasing roar of the main current could be heard from far away.

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  • He began in 1766 a life of unceasing activity, which continued.

  • This wind does not suit her at all; this unceasing, this wearisome wind—this agitating, terrible wind!

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  • The dry rustling of their leather wings was an unceasing rush of sound.

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  • When he reached the edge of the town he halted a moment, and then heard the firing of artillery in an unceasing roar.

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British Dictionary definitions for unceasing

unceasing

/ʌnˈsiːsɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not ceasing or ending
Derived Forms
unceasingly, adverb
unceasingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unceasing
adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + present participle of cease. Related: Unceasingly (mid-14c.).

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