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The complaint says that Miramax sent Tarantino a cease-and-desist once they learned of the endeavor, which Tarantino ignored.
THE QUENTIN TARANTINO-MIRAMAX DISPUTE ISN'T THE FIRST LAWSUIT OVER NFTS—AND IT WON'T BE THE LASTANDREW R. CHOWNOVEMBER 17, 2021TIME
The agency has sent hundreds of warning letters to organizations for promoting a range of bogus coronavirus treatments, ordering them to cease and desist.
HOUSE PANEL OPENS INQUIRY INTO ONLINE BUSINESSES OVER ‘QUESTIONABLE’ CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND MISINFORMATIONAARON GREGGOCTOBER 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Last month, Randle issued a cease-and-desist letter demanding the commission stop using her name or likeness to promote the official commemoration.
TENSIONS ERUPT IN TULSA AS CITY COMMEMORATES 1921 RACE MASSACREDENEEN L. BROWNMAY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In late April, the city issued a cease-and-desist notice to JOCO, which the company ignored.
JOCO ALLOWED TO CONTINUE EBIKE OPERATIONS AS NYC LAWSUIT PLAYS OUTREBECCA BELLANMAY 6, 2021TECHCRUNCH
The team has served 32 cease-and-desist orders in Carlsbad since December, Reyes said.
HOW CARLSBAD RESTAURANTS BECAME GROUND ZERO FOR CORONAVIRUS DEFIANCEKAYLA JIMENEZ AND SARA LIBBYJANUARY 19, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The Jews flocked from all parts to assist in the work; but the combined forces were obliged to desist from the attempt.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
She even threatens to strike the bell, when the Count de Carojac appears, and warns his rival to desist.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A PLAYBRONSON HOWARD
But Warren begged him to desist, confident as he was that any further attempt would result in ill to them.
THE YOUNG RANCHERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
And Friedrich did desist, in that direction, poor youth; but tried it the more in others.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
But these clowns would not desist; they even added jeers and threats of violence if she did not leave the place.
STORIES OF HEROIC DEEDS FOR BOYS AND GIRLSJAMES JOHONNOT
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WORDS RELATED TO DESIST

  • abstained
  • avoided
  • bridled
  • ceased
  • curbed
  • declined
  • desisted
  • escaped
  • eschewed
  • evaded
  • forewent
  • held back
  • inhibited
  • kept
  • kept from
  • omitted
  • paused
  • refrained
  • restrained
  • sacrificed
  • shunned
  • stopped
  • went easy
  • withheld
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