“There was no rest, no surcease from agony.’
-Lord of Samarcand
relief or consolation:
late Middle English (as a verb): from Old French sursis, past participle of Old French surseoir ‘refrain, delay,’ from Latin supersedere (see supersede). The change in the ending was due to association with cease; the noun dates from the late 16th cent.
surceases (third person present)
surceased (past tense)
surceased (past participle)