cease » seize

Chiefly in:   seize fire , seize and desist , never seizes to amaze

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Meanwhile, the EU High Representative of Foreign and Defence Policy Xavier Solana warned the armed Palestinian organizations to accept seize fire, or else economic sanctions would be imposed against them. (Hellenic Radio News, June 21, 2003)
  • And there’s territories west of Nagorno-Karabakh between Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, which are occupied by Armenian forces as a result of the stalemate or the seize fire that ended the war. (Department of Defense news transcript, Dec. 2, 2003)
  • It was later discovered that both Yoruba and the Hausa elders in the area tried to quell the situation when it first started but that their constant plea for a seize fire was said to have fell on deaf ears as the youths from both groups went for each others’ throat in what could aptly be described as a free-for-all fight. (allAfrica.com, Apr. 26, 2005)
  • So I would encourage you, if you are doing that, to seize and desist. (House Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation, and Research, hearing transcript, May 13, 1998)
  • That person had left the company, but she was allowed to take here e-mail address with her and we had five days to respond to the seize and desist order, and we did not even know about it because Conny was away and her private e-mail of course was not answered and so forth. (WIPO transcript, Toronto regional consultation, Jan. 19, 1999)
  • On August 24, 2000, the representative of the Complainant sent a warning letter to the Respondent (Mr. Mike Flowers) asking to seize and desist from using the domain name “cellcontrol.com”, and to transfer this domain name to the Complainant. (WIPO Administrative Panel Decision, Nov. 6, 2000)
  • Peru never seizes to amaze me. There are still lost cities to be found in the jungle today. (link)

See also cease and decease.

| link | entered by Ben Zimmer, 2005/05/07 |

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