seize » cease

Chiefly in:   cease the day , cease the opportunity

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • Remember how important it is to cease the day, how important it is to treat each other kindly and not to hoard unnecessary quantities of resources while your neighbors are starving. (, Jan. 27, 2003)
  • Cease the day when the opportunity arises. (Happy Hollow Elementary School, Team Philosophy, Spring 2004)
  • To some it may be saying: Carpe Diem! Cease the day; make every opportunity count. (Asbury Theological Seminary Blog, Nov. 8, 2004)
  • In June of 1999, the Chinese premiere offered lots of concessions to satisfy American demands, but unfortunately, Pres. Clinton did not cease the opportunity. (Prof. Fei-Ling Wang, CNN chat transcript, Sep. 22, 1999)
  • “These are mostly crimes of opportunity,” he said. “They notice that no one is around and cease the opportunity to walk in and pretty much go shopping in someone’s room.” (Indiana University Daily Student, Aug. 3, 2000)
  • You have the chance to be involved in the process of change and I sincerely hope that you cease the opportunity by joining your colleagues in this significant worldwide financial service industry event. (International Financial Intermediary, Oct. 2004)

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