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Definition of Desist


  1. To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.

Desist Quotations

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
Dalai Lama

This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.

You can just never desist. You have to always push back, whatever the pressures put on you.
Michael Arad

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease, and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot iron if they did not desist from their vices.
Peter Lewis Allen
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Desist Translations

desist in German is ablassen
desist in Latin is desino (desiit), desino, absisto
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