EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESIST
This time he did not desist until he had broken through the panel.
She stood on a balcony above, and called upon the people to desist, and hear her.
Then in English he had summoned his countrymen also to desist.
Stephen was even the more provoked because Benjamin cried to him to desist.
But desist from this, at once; it is a thing that cannot be apprehended (grasped).
Once, as we were going away, an old man called after us, 'Desist!'
I had been obliged not only to desist myself, but to save his life from Castro.
Desist from attempting to deceive the learned; you can only deceive the vulgar.
Lincoln quietly asked the fellow to desist as there were "ladies present."
But nevertheless, we will desist from war, if thou desirest it.