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The complaint says that Miramax sent Tarantino a cease-and-desist once they learned of the endeavor, which Tarantino ignored.

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The agency has sent hundreds of warning letters to organizations for promoting a range of bogus coronavirus treatments, ordering them to cease and desist.

Last month, Randle issued a cease-and-desist letter demanding the commission stop using her name or likeness to promote the official commemoration.

In late April, the city issued a cease-and-desist notice to JOCO, which the company ignored.

The team has served 32 cease-and-desist orders in Carlsbad since December, Reyes said.

He said that when he told her to desist, she threatened to hit herself and then tell the cops that he had done it.

Then there are the cases where the FEC does issue a cease and desist directive—only to be completely ignored.

It is a place where cease-and-desist letters are hung on the wall with pride.

It is not your duty to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.

I hereby call on all Republicans involved in any voter suppression efforts to cease and desist immediately.

The Jews flocked from all parts to assist in the work; but the combined forces were obliged to desist from the attempt.

She even threatens to strike the bell, when the Count de Carojac appears, and warns his rival to desist.

But Warren begged him to desist, confident as he was that any further attempt would result in ill to them.

And Friedrich did desist, in that direction, poor youth; but tried it the more in others.

But these clowns would not desist; they even added jeers and threats of violence if she did not leave the place.


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On this page you'll find 82 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to desist, such as: abstain, cease, relinquish, abandon, avoid, and discontinue.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.