Cease (verb) : to come to an end, to bring an activity or action to an end : discontinue a) the fighting gradually ceased b) they have been ordered to ceaseand desist
This word is from “A Rose for Emily” by Willian Faulkner, “When we next saw Miss Emily, she had grown fat and her hair was turning gray. During the next few years it grew grayer and grayer until it attained an even pepper-and-salt iron-gray, when it ceased turning”
When Emily was young, beautiful, and kind, all the town guys had a crush on her, yet, years after everyone was curious about what has happened to Emily, what was her end like. Everyone was curious, mostly woman were curious about seeing Emily’s old version like, old woman with gray hair, fat face etc.