Examples of usage:

  1. At length the slaughter of their men was so great that they seemed disposed to discontinue the fight, and were actually taking another course. "The History of Sandford and Merton" by Thomas Day
  2. In this crippled condition, Captain Newman had no other alternative but to discontinue the action. "Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849" by William O. S. Gilly
  3. You have considered my wishes so conscientiously, have kept your covenant so absolutely, that what promised to be a disagreeable responsibility has become a pleasure which I find myself loth to discontinue. "The-Darrow-Enigma" by Severy, Melvin Linwood
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